Interactive painting with children

Richard Heley and Seema Gill Heley provide fun and learning interactive painting workshops for children aged 5-11 in schools, festivals, galleries, clubs and childrens parties. We can also film the event, run exciting poetry workshops, tell childrens stories and even produce books of drawings and poems.

What is Interactive painting ?
To our commissioner we bring pre primed boards, fastened to a softwood frame, to paint on and best quality artists oil pastels for the children to draw with. All we need is a wall to lean the board against.
Children are given best quality artists oil pastels and invited to make drawings on the hardboard. We will guide them through the drawing process, stimulating imaginations and giving design, colour and drawings tips. At the end of the workshop the children will have covered the board with drawings. Richard and Seema then take the board back to their art studios and paint around the childrens drawings creating a fantastic background.
The combination of the dreaming power and drawing charm of children, combined with the design and paint skills of artists has seen some truly joyous and beautiful results. The paintings are then varnished and returned to the commissioner for them to keep.
We like to work with 6ft by 4ft hardboards or plywood if you want to place the finished painting outside. You can commission as many boards as you want. We can also discus working with custom sized boards if you choose
Interactive painting has proved to be very popular. The children get a great boost in self esteem, have a fun time and get to work and discuss painting with professional artists....and remember, you get to keep and display a beautiful and valuable piece of art.
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Opposite is a 6ftx4ft panel commissioned by Nottingham City Arts for the Lift project at Mary Potter Health Centre in Hyson Green, Nottingham. Drawings by children from St Mary's Primary School in Radford. One of four panels (2 more from Islamia School, Radford), all of which were then painted by Richard and Seema in their studios.

Richard and Seema are available to work interactively with children in any social setting, schools, clubs, parties and private homes. contact seema homepage