30 Seymour Road

Hampton Wick KT1 4HW

carla.redrobinart@gmail.com


Childrens' Summer Workshops Now Full



Children's Art Classes
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Fine Art Foundations
Ages 8 – 12
Monday  4.30pm – 6.00pm
£25 per class (including materials)

Payable in half-termly blocks

 
 

 

Catch-Up Classes Available 

CURRENTLY FULL

Portfolio Preparation
Ages 9 – 14
Thursday  4:30pm – 6pm
£25 per class (including materials)

Payable in half-termly blocks

 

Catch-Up Classes Available

CURRENTLY FULL

 Explorations in Fine Art

& GCSE Support
Ages 12+
Sundays 1pm – 2:30pm
£25 per class (including materials)

Payable in half-termly blocks

Catch-Up Classes Available

CURRENTLY FULL

 

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 Explorations in Fine Art

& GCSE Support
Ages 12+
Sundays 3pm – 5pm
£30 per class (including materials)

Payable in half-termly blocks

Catch-Up Classes Available

CURRENTLY FULL

 

Adult Art Classes

‘It is with great sadness that we will say goodbye given the fabulous contribution you have made to life at school and in so many ways. Your incredible creativity and passion for art and design is evident every day through the enthusiasm and enjoyment that the children show in their work. In particular, I am always struck by the variety and sophistication of the projects that you come up with, meaning that every child can find success and a distinct sense of satisfaction. During COVID the art programme was enormously successful too, showing your adaptability and how there are no boundaries to your creative thinking!’


Oliver Barrett – Headteacher, Twickenham Preparatory School.

‘Thank you so much for helping Arielle to discover her artistic flair. It has completely transformed her life. You have given here a focus and allowed her to feel a confidence in school that was lacking for so many years. Your kindness and caring manner whilst supporting her has been amazing. We honestly can’t thank you enough for including her in the art scholarship programme, it has been the highlight of her 5 years at TPS’

 

Renee Lloyd – Parent, Twickenham Preparatory School.

 

 

‘My daughter loved coming  to Carla’s classes to help her prepare for her art scholarship. Carla’s love for art and teaching are clear to see. There was always a calm, easy atmosphere and a clear plan with much encouragement to experiment with ideas and media that resulted in some amazing, original artworks. It is a gift to be able to inspire students with enthusiasm, passion and encouragement and to be able to guide students gently to find their own voices, tones and styles. When you add to this the skills she can impart from her own extensive knowledge as a very talented artist herself, then you really have something special. We would very much recommend Carla to anyone seeking a special art teacher who can not only develop and nuture talent but also a love of art’

 

Sam Lambert – Parent, Twickenham Preparatory School

 

 

‘Both of our children achieved art scholarships for their senior school placements under Carla’s sensitive direction. Carla is an immensely talented artist. This is an important consideration for a great teacher, but what Carla possess, and is infinitely more valuable, if this is your consideration, is that she is both equipped with gentle spirit whilst having the fortitude and wisdom to steer creative younglings in a manner that grants them the bandwidth to allow their individual ideas to blossom to their full  and most brilliant intent. As a creative myself I could not endorse Carla more fully.’
 
Lindi Reynolds-Boulanger of Lindi Reynolds & Co

Both my kids have attended Carla’s art classes to help them prepare work for art scholarships and also GSCE portfolios. They have both thoroughly loved the experience and hugely benefited.

Carla manages to somehow effortlessly create a relaxing yet productive, creative atmosphere and both my kids have genuinely enjoyed spending time there and have produced such wonderful and diverse pieces of work that have always ‘wowed’ me at pick up and that they are so proud of.

Carla has a kind, calm and inspiring presence and works so well with kids of all ages to help them create art work that is in tune with their interests as well as helping them discover new styles and techniques.

Her passion for art and teaching shines through at every turn. Although it can sometimes be difficult to mobilise teens to attend extra lessons I know my two would happily sign up!

I would recommend Carla without question, to any child or adult wishing to develop their art skills. She is one in a million!

 

Jo Goodchild, Parent Twickenham Preparatory School

 

 

No need to bring anything to your art class – I supply everything! 

Our purpose-built home studio is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable creative experience. You will have a generous workspace complete with table easel, tablet, mobile lighting and a wide range of props to suit your chosen class. You will have free access to materials at all times should you wish to incorporate a range of different media in your work. 


Some students do like to bring their own materials and equipment which is fine – there are always so many new and exciting products coming onto the market! 

WHY STUDY ART?

  • Wellbeing: after 25 wonderful years of teaching art and observing my students, I feel I can say with absolute confidence that taking part in creative activities lifts mood and reduces stress levels. From the excitement before a lesson through to the purposeful activity and sense of achievement at the end, it seems clear to me that all aspects of the process feed our crucial human need to create. 
 
  • Connection: one of the things I have always loved about art lessons is the discussion, laughter and connection between the students. Some prefer to work quietly and with focus whilst others like to joke, chat about their week and discuss their art. Either way, an art classroom is a space where people can relax, let off a bit of steam and create bonds. 
 
  • Innovative and Critical Thinking: I always feel that so much of our life, whether young or old, is dictated to us. For children, this can take the form of highly directive learning at school and for adults it may be a repetitive, unchallenging job. Art exercises both sides of the brain and it has always brought me great joy watching students make decisions, manage projects, select materials and cheerfully learn from their mistakes. It’s all about having a safe space to take risks and truly enjoy the process of learning. 
 
  • Self-Expression: I’ve found that this one is particularly important to teenagers who are often dealing with many changes, workload and friendship pressures along with a lack of control over their lives. Some use art as a way of expressing their emotions as well and exploring and defining their identities. Parents have often said to me that art lessons have benefited their children in much the same way as a good counselling session might. Of course this can be true for many adults too! 
 
  • Learning New Skills and Improving Spatial Awareness: It’s normal to be frustrated when our first sketches don’t emerge as we’d like but, like anything else, the brain learns with practice. The more we draw the more we learn to see. The same goes for using new media – with experience, we learn how materials behave, building confidence and becoming increasingly skilful and ambitious with how we apply and combine media within our artwork. 
 
  • Having Fun: In many ways, this is the most important of all! We can all get stuck in routines and weighed down with the pressures and demands of modern life. Carving out some space for ourselves to connect, laugh and have fun helps us to rediscover parts of us which may have become lost over time. 
 

There are so many more reasons to study art including developing cultural awareness, learning to tolerate ambiguity, gaining new perspectives and building confidence. Everyone gains something different but I’ve always seen it as a real privilege to be able to bring such a positive, enriching subject to others.