Meet the Art Guru | Cornelia from Dove Studios in South Kensington

Cornelia’s first love is art.

When you meet Cornelia for the first time it does not take long to see how passionate she is about art and working with children. With both her father and grand-mother having been artists, creativity was a constant element in her childhood and it did not come as a surprise when she decided to turn her passion into her career. Cornelia studied both at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Sculpture Academy. Being a parent of two children herself she has always been interested in the relationship of art and psychology, specifically how creative work can foster certain skills and talents but also to help bring kids out of their shell. She has been teaching Arts and Crafts to children and adults for five years, from her studio in Chelsea, just off the King’s Road. Cornelia is training to become a psychotherapist, and a mentor to people with learning disabilities. Advice is given to parents regarding their childrens’ orientation towards art, and their child’s sense of a growing identity. Cornelia is a creative consultant to intheconsultingroom.com

Cornelia Ravich Calafell | 07775682094 | Book classes at Dove Studios here

Children with teacher painting at easel in school.

Why Art is important for children

1 paragraph intro to children and art & crafts: what is so great about it, why do children love it and when to get started?

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Pre-School

School

Why is art beneficial at this age?

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What parents can do with their children at home and what to expect in a group class?

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Classes at Dove Studios: The group and one to one classes provide 5-8+ year old children with the opportunity to experience and explore different creative mediums. They will draw and make, paint and sculpt, weave and print. Anything and almost everything is possible. The emphasis is upon drawing out the child’s unique sense of himself, and to gain mastery and confidence, in a nurturing environment. Cornelia’s extensive art education means that positive learning outcomes are embedded into the process. “One of my ‘students’ has followed the classes since the beginning, she chooses her own projects now, and is capable of designing her own ‘programme’. She started attending the classes when she was four.”

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Basic Art Package

Art Pack Basic, £41.90

Shop at Cass Art

220 Kensington High St, London W8 7RG
020 7937 6506

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Basic Art Package Extension

Basic Extension

Shop at Cass Art

220 Kensington High St, London W8 7RG
020 7937 6506

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Art Package Plus

Art Package Plus, £82

Browse at Green & Stone

259 Kings Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EL
020 7352 0837

Suggested selection:

Tech style art portfolio – £6.40
Derwent carry all case – £21.90
Caran d’Ache 12 coloured pencils – £ 14.50
White calico art smock – £14.05
Large flat da Vinci brush (#20) – £ 5.45
Small flat da Vinci brush (#10) – £2.20
Med. round da Vinci brush (#8) – £2.00
Small da Vinci brush (#4) – £1.40
Child scissors – £1.70
Single 2b lead pencil – £0.70
Tombo glue stick (no clumps!) – £1.40
Double metal sharpener – £0.60
Mars plastic eraser – £1.40
Academia ‘Disegno’ multi media white Drawing pad – £4.75
Maildor multi coloured papers – £3.55