When? Enquire to book a private session at your convenience (min £150 for 2 hours)
Aged? Suitable for children aged 7-12, but with siblings could be adaptable!
Where? Meeting by Queen Victoria status, Kensington Palace's side entrance.
"I was very impressed by how Sasha managed to get the children's attention during the art lessons. One is 12 and the others are 10 and 8 and all three were as excited to start the lesson and as engaged throughout. It was great to see them open up and dare to explore their artistic side in different mediums. Sasha told them about art history and other stories and they were also asked to do a bit of storytelling themselves! They loved it! Sasha is pretty cool! thank you." -Teresa
What to expect?
The Happy Hour will begin with foraging for materials to then engage with whilst working en plein air. The course encourages imaginative thinking; story-telling, improvisation, co-creating and innovative games to help children explore their imaginations and develop their creativity in fun and engaging ways together.
Over the lessons participants will learn to make their own art materials from nature, practice observational techniques, experiment with mark-making and develop their confidence and ability to communicate about what they're making. They will also learn about other artists' works and techniques. Most importantly they will HAVE FUN, learn to work together and to not to be afraid of experimenting.
Meet your host!
Sasha Galitzine has ten years experience in bringing new forms of art and experiences to new audiences, including children. She curates and produces group exhibitions and events in unusual sites across London, not previously designated for the experience of art. Her projects include plot-holder collaborations across Highgate allotments, an exhibition across ten hair and beauty salons along the number 63 bus route and a campaign to create the first UK museum in social housing. She is driven by working for and with local communities to identify and develop new opportunities for artists and collaborators.
Following lockdown she founded Happy Hour to find new ways of supporting cross-disciplinary performers and visionaries as well as to continue in her mission to empower, excite, and unite people from different backgrounds and interests. Through the creation of joyful, memorable encounters, she aims to bring people closer to the capabilities of their imaginations and creativity.