Group Art Sessions Online

 

A fun and creative way for your children to connect online with their friends and family across the country and around the world, using collaborative storytelling in combination with visual arts and crafts.

Structure:

  • Recommended length: 2 hours per session (1 hour sessions can also be facilitated.)

  • Connect from home on a laptop, desktop or iPad through the online conferencing software Zoom. Smartphones are NOT suitable due to screen size.  

  • I will facilitate the sessions using visual instructions and reference images shared on screen. 

  • Adult supervision is needed for logging into and out of Zoom at the start and end of the session. 

  • For health and safety reasons there needs to be an adult at home in the background, but the workshops are designed for children to do all their work independently, so that parents can focus on other tasks. 

  • Parents/ guardians will be asked to take photographs of the artwork at the end of the session.  These will be edited into a digital book of the collaborative artworks and emailed back to you.

 

Basic materials required: 

  • A4 paper

  • Pencil, rubber and sharpener

  • Coloured pencils &/or crayons

  • Colourful felt pens.

  • One or two of your child's favourite illustrated storybooks for reference.

Setting up: Detailed instructions will be sent to you prior to each session with notes on how to set up your child’s workstation, login details for Zoom and a list of any additional materials required. 

Suitable for ages 5 - 18. 

  • Ideal for groups of children who are friends and cousins. 

  • Sessions can accommodate a mix of ages and can be intergenerational. 

  • The process is really successful in connecting grandparents to grandchildren, and aunties and uncles to nieces and nephews.     

 

Please do indicate when booking if your child has any additional needs so that the workshop can be tailored to be fully accessible.

 

Maximum limit of 5 screens connecting per session.  It is OK to have more than one person per screen.  Ideal group size up to 6 children/participants.

 

Pricing:   ** Recommended session length is 2 hours. **

  • Free introductory taster session. 

  • £12 per person per 2-hour session (£6 p/hr)

  • Discounts available when booking multiple sessions at a time or when booking two or more siblings into one session.  

  • One-to-one sessions £25 per hour, reduced rates also available.  

  • Lower income households please enquire about a further discretionary discount

Secure payment through PayPal "Buy Now" below or BACS (details on request).  

 

Prices include the cost of editing of the kids' collaborative artwork into digital books for optional printing at home.   

I have extensive experience working with children both in schools and community settings and have designed and delivered participatory arts projects to children around the world over a span of 14 years.  My art workshops are informed by my Fine Art background and specialisation in 2D character animation.  

 

I hold a current DBS on the online update system.  Please see my profile page here for more information

 

For all enquiries, queries and to make a booking, please email:  

kmaalexander@gmail.com

Art workshops currently available:

#1 Intro session: Group Storytelling and Illustration: Collaborate to tell a group story then draw the illustrations for each line of text.  Add a front and back cover design and decide on a title.  A final edit of the completed book will be emailed back to you within a week of the session, with the option of printing at home.  (2 hours)

#2 Family Stories:  Create a colourful family tree and tell a dramatic story that incorporates all of your family members.  Illustrate the story and add family member profiles, to create a digital family album. (Sequential workshops, recommended to book as a block of 4 x 2-hour sessions). 

#3 Superheroes: Imagine your very own Superhero, fitted out with superhero costume, powers and tools.  Plan out their Secret Base and Super Vehicle and design their Super Sidekick.  Storyboard their Superhero Mission. (Sequential workshops, recommended to book as a block of 4 x 2-hour sessions). 

#4 Comic Books:  Imagine a challenging scenario for your characters and develop this into a story, laid out as a comic book.  The comics will be edited together as chapters of a digital comic. (Sequential workshops, recommended to book as a block of 4 x 2-hour sessions). 

Coming soon...

​#3 Seasonal card making 

#4 Time-travel: Character design & storyboarding

#5 Secret Gardens: Plasticine puppets and building

If you or your child has a particular request for a workshop, please do email with your suggestion - all ideas welcome!   See here for inspiration

More technical art tuition also available one-to-one or in small groups via Zoom on request. 

Pricing:   ** Recommended session length is 2 hours. **

  • One free 2-hour introductory taster session. 

  • £12 per person per 2-hour session (£6 p/hr)

  • Discounts available when booking multiple sessions at a time or when booking two or more siblings or family members into one session.  

  • One-to-one sessions £25 per hour, reduced rates also available.  

  • Lower income households please enquire about a further discretionary discount

Secure payment through PayPal "Buy Now" below or BACS (details on request).  

 

Prices include the cost of editing of the kids' collaborative artwork into digital books for optional printing at home.   

Please email Kim with enquiries and to make your booking: kmaaleander@gmail.com

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