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Art for Preschool Children

In this age group children will learn basic colour mixing skills, drawing and using different types of brushes and media for painting.

Children will find inspiration in masterpieces from the history of art, and in children’s illustrated books, and they will learn how to contemplate and understand paintings. They will also be encouraged to imagine the story depicted by the painting or illustration and to talk about the feelings it conveys and the colours and shapes used for creating it.

Basic visual language skills will be gained. Their imagination will be stimulated and their natural exuberant creativity will be encouraged.

Knowledge about colours, shapes and using different fine art tools will give them confidence and a wish to explore and discover new ways of painting. They will gradually learn how to handle various types of brushes in order to obtain different effects and will try out drawing and painting with different media from charcoal to gouache and watercolour. Occasionally, other techniques such as printmaking, or modelling will be explored, from a painter’s perspective.

They will also create their own toys, puppets and sculptures, with a focus on enhancing their creativity.

OFFERED: Mondays at 15:15.

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Art for Preschool Children Instructor, Ema

Emanuela Marcu is a London-based Romanian artist educator whose fine art projects range from painting, printmaking and installation art to collaborative, interdisciplinary art projects, participatory art and artistic interventions within the educational space.

Among her recent projects could be mentioned a collaborative art educational piece commissioned by the Watermans Gallery using sculpture, installation art, printmaking, collage and other media, as well as a piece reuniting the fields of fine art and theatre created for the educational department of the National Gallery.

Emanuela Marcu graduated from the Painting Department of the University of Art in Bucharest and the Philology Department of the University of Bucharest and holds a Fine Art MA degree awarded by Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, the University of the Arts London.

Her artistic language has been influenced by abstract expressionism, by conceptual art and the Fluxus movement and by the social sculpture of Joseph Beuys. She believes that her educational practice is a continuation of her artistic one and often tries to create projects that bring complex, interdisciplinary elements in the fine art field. She is a practicing artist, having exhibited in galleries and in unconventional, experimental spaces in London and internationally.

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What do you enjoy about teaching at 3HC?

Children’s love for painting, their freedom and spontaneity inspire me a lot! The classes actually help me get ideas for my own art projects, they are collaborative spaces, where ideas are shared and explored. I love most of all their creative energy!

What do you do for fun?

I love to go out with friends to see live concerts or art shows, or just chatting and having a laugh.

What was your favourite snack or cereal when you were young?

My favourite snack was a special kind of cherry cake baked by mother.

What is one of your favourite parks, restaurants or cafes in the city?

I love St. James Park, and my favourite café is Coffee Circus in Crouch End.