Arts educator Lala Thorpe has been using our Drawing sheets with her Artescape group in north London and sent us some great photos of the kids creating Dream Maps…

“Artescape is an out-of hours art club based in Islington for primary age children, which runs during term time on Saturdays, based at William Tyndale School, in the Morris Building. It is open to children who live and/or go to school in Islington. Artescape has been running since 1999 and for the past 4 years is led and managed by Lala Thorpe, a qualified teacher and arts project manager with the support of assistant teacher Lorraine McCourt.

Since 2005 Lala and Lorraine have led a diverse range of term based workshops on a huge variety of topics, looking at artists both contemporary and historical as well as art from around the world. Teaching a range of skills and approaches to making and creating many different art forms, such as sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, and clay work. Artescape aims to encourage children to bring their own ideas and interests as well as provide opportunities to experience a wide range of materials and allow all children to access different approaches to making art work, whether it be 2D or 3D. Each term, every child makes a portfolio of work around a topic.

We are currently developing ideas for a website and extending our workshops to other community groups and schools for one-off and holiday activities.”