Learning Objectives and Classes

Dear Parents

A Graduate of the Sorbonne, Paris (Centre St Charles), formerly teacher at La Petite Ecole Francaise, I have been  running a specifically designed art club for children since 2004: Bozart Club.

At a time when the Education Nationale introduces Arts education in its official curriculum (cf BO N 32 dated 28th August 2008), it seems to be an opportunity to carry on the adventure of this club and expand in order to make it available to all the children keen to develop their artistic senses.

The classes include all arts: visual arts mainly (plastic arts, painting, sculpture, drawings, photography, cinema) but also three dimensional art (architecture, urban planning), art of language (literature, calligraphy), daily art (design).

Based on the discovery of their senses, these classes are a first introduction to art (cycle 1 and 2) and a first level of knowledge acquisition (cycle 3). The programmes are designed for children, split in age groups and following their ability to perceive art works. Therefore, in the first cycle (4 to 6 years old), we offer an eclectic selection of artists and works following a logic of themes (line, colour, shape, movement, volume). In the second cycle (Reception to Year 2), a chronological approach is introduced gradually via a diversity of artistic expressions (painting, sculpture, photography, stained glass), marking their evolution throughout the ages. Finally, in the third cycle (Year 3 to Year 5) a chronological programme is set, allowing the children to appreciate the progression of arts from prehistoric times to the abstract paintings of Richter in the 1990s.

The shared purposes in all these cycles is to offer the children a selection of artworks and plastic procedures, to build their own artistic memory: a collection of images from which they can pick ideas and gradually acquire a real autonomy of creativity.

The classes last an hour and a half and are structured around two axes:

  • Presentation of an artist and analysis of a work of art.
  • Realisation of a plastic work (2D or in volume) “in the manner of”, using the appropriate techniques.

An exhibition of the children’s works is organized at the end of every term and one annual tailored trip to a museum.

The fees are to be paid each term and may vary as they are based on the number of session in each term (10 to 12).

A detailed programme is available and will be sent by email when suscribing.

I remain at your disposal for any further queries and so please don’t hesitate to contact me.