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November 26, 2016

This month's canvas and wine saw us exploring the beauty of batik. Our evening last Thursday was a great success and due to popular demand we hosted our first ever 'Take two' event. With a background in textile design, I jumped at the chance to host the second evening...

November 25, 2016

We were getting into the festive spirit this week at my Saturday painting class. We had a very hands on lesson preparing paper mache baubles to be painted next week before really getting our hands busy with hand print painting. We cut out all of our prints (after a lot...

November 23, 2016

One of the things we pride ourselves on at VinSpace is our wide range of Art Clubs we offer around the city. From Sketching and Painting to Art & Craft, Animation to Jewellery; there is something to inspire every student! A current highlight in my schedule is driving w...

November 21, 2016

I am Chimene, I teach the after school club Jewellery. So far we have made pom poms, key rings, woven paper bracelets, t-shirt bags and glittery Peter Pan collars. 

Last week the children learnt to weave friendship bracelets using wool and card. At first they couldn’t u...

November 15, 2016

Every school term we get to pack up lots of fun activities and venture out to international school across the city. For me these classes are my favourite, everything down to planning the classes is really exciting to me (sometimes more so than the children are).

This w...

November 13, 2016


This week we crossed the seven seas in search of buried treasure!

We created our own treasure maps full of deadly dangers to avoid, including erupting volcanoes, dangerous swamps and secret caves,

Once our maps were ready, we had to look the part...

November 11, 2016

Last Saturday my painting class helped me celebrate my favourite night of the year-Guy Fox night, a firework celebration from Scotland. Working on large canvas banners we painted our night sky before playing with splashing, stamping and spraying paint to create our exp...

November 10, 2016

I lead the Sketching class every Monday- my highlight is seeing how each student takes on the topic differently each lesson. I've really pushed them on the variety within drawing- we've had maps, printing, spinning animation disks, ink, charcoal- you name it, we've dra...

November 4, 2016

I had a lot of fun this week with Suzie who dropped by for a two hour morning session- we decided to go to space! With music playing in the studio and a large piece of canvas we began playing with various painting techniques and colours for the galaxy before working wi...

November 2, 2016

Art camps are always my favorite time as a teacher at Vinspace. To be honest, I feel so lucky that we have these crazy things 4 times a year, when we could really jump outside the box, not just think of it.

Camps to my little mess makers and me (a big mess maker) a...

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