Chelsea Fine Arts: It’s all in the Method

Chelsea Fine Arts: It’s all in the Method

Stephanie Villalba and her tutors inspire children of all ages to learn artistic skills. Over the summer the team will be running holiday classes at their Chelsea and Ravenscourt Park studios

‘I am convinced that every child – whether they are naturally gifted or an absolute beginner – can learn to draw and paint,’ emphasises Stephanie Villalba of Chelsea Fine Arts. ‘If they follow a proven teaching method and receive personal attention, they will then acquire the core skills without which creativity will always be limited.’

From two large, light studios (one in Chelsea Wharf with views across the Thames and the other just opposite Ravenscourt Park) Stephanie and her friendly, experienced team teach children (ages 8-18) of all standards to master classical artistic techniques.

Over the summer they are running five weeks of holiday art classes in both studios. There are two sessions to choose from each day: in the mornings from 10.30am to 1pm and in the afternoons from 2.30pm to 5pm.

All the materials are provided and these are included in the cost. ‘To make the most of the classes – and to finish a piece of work – I would recommend that each student takes at least three to five sessions,’ says Stephanie.

Students are taught on an individual basis and they work from observation using an exciting variety of mediums, from paint, pencil and pastel to charcoal and collage. ‘In the age bracket that we teach, children love to draw realistically,’ Stephanie explains. ‘It’s wonderful to see their self-confidence grow and their happy faces when they leave with their own completed work. To be able to paint and draw is a gift that lasts a lifetime.’

The Chelsea Fine Arts method is founded on the belief that artistic ability can only be discovered once basic skills are learned. ‘We’re not teaching talent – that cannot be taught,’ says Stephanie. ‘Our approach is based on encouraging students to observe and then critically analyse what they see. Focusing on tone and line, we break down how they view objects; then, from these simple building blocks, they can develop their own original vision.’

Stephanie is keen to stress that no experience is needed to make the most of the classes. ‘Yesterday two young children came for the first time. They were nervous, but they loved it. Those students are so satisfying to teach. Often the ones that progress the fastest are those who arrive knowing nothing.’

Over the summer Chelsea Fine Arts
is running five weeks of holiday
classes at its spacious studios in
Chelsea and Ravenscourt Park.
Students can choose to attend either
mornings (10.30am-1pm) or
afternoons (2.30-5pm).
Week 1: 9-13 July
Week 2: 16-20 July
Week 3: 6-10 August
Week 4: 13-17 August
Week 5: 20-24 August

Chelsea Fine Arts – Chelsea
10 Chelsea Wharf,
15 Lots Road,
Chelsea, London SW10 0QJ
+442073510140
+447899908917
+447841630948
info@chelseafinearts.co.uk
http://www.chelseafinearts.co.uk

Chelsea Fine Arts – Ravenscourt Park
271-281 King Street,
London W6 9LZ
+447899908917
+447841630948
info@chelseafinearts.co.uk
http://www.chelseafinearts.co.uk

Chelsea Fine Arts

Chelsea Fine Arts

Chelsea Fine Arts

Chelsea Fine Arts – Ravenscourt Park
271-281 King Street,
London W6 9LZ
+447899908917
+447841630948
info@chelseafinearts.co.uk
http://www.chelseafinearts.co.uk

Chelsea Fine Arts – Chelsea
10 Chelsea Wharf,
15 Lots Road,
Chelsea, London SW10 0QJ
+442073510140
+447899908917
+447841630948
info@chelseafinearts.co.uk
http://www.chelseafinearts.co.uk
Chelsea-Fine-Arts

Chelsea-Fine-Arts

Chelsea-Fine-Arts
Chelsea Fine Arts – Ravenscourt Park
271-281 King Street,
London W6 9LZ
+447899908917
+447841630948
info@chelseafinearts.co.uk
http://www.chelseafinearts.co.uk

Chelsea Fine Arts – Chelsea
10 Chelsea Wharf,
15 Lots Road,
Chelsea, London SW10 0QJ
+442073510140
+447899908917
+447841630948
info@chelseafinearts.co.uk
http://www.chelseafinearts.co.uk
Chelsea-Fine-Arts

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