About Dot Kids
I am a mother of two wonderfully creative children with boundless energy. Their thirst for knowledge and enthusiasm for creativity encouraged me to set up Dot Kids; Creative Arts workshops and courses. Within the last year I have also added Mindfulness & Mindset Sessions too, which build confidence and the ability to better cope with daily stress.
I have developed an ethos which encourages creative confidence, freedom & experimentation, alongside contextual awareness & discussion, which is unique to many other children's art classes.
During the sessions we consider the emotions that art evokes and use self-expression in our own creativity.
Together we discover the life & art of inspirational artists, using their stories and art as an influence for our own creativity.
We learn that there is no such thing as a creative mistake, everything we create is an experiment, a joy, a development.
Together we gain a passion for the creative arts, enhancing our well-being. We develop a deeper curiosity for meaning, developing empathy and self-expression.
Sessions run in Whitstable, Margate & Faversham in Kent and London. At the beginning of 2020, Dot Kids will be training new teachers via the Dot Kids Franchise Program - bringing Dot Kids to many more locations around the UK and beyond! Interested in the Dot Kids Franchise Program?
The Dot Kids workshops & courses cover art, animation, film making, comic book creation, print making, digital sound composition, poetry and clay sculpture.
OUR AIMS & VALUES
DISCOVER - DISCUSS - EXPERIMENT - CREATE
DISCOVERING THE LIFE & ART OF INSPIRATIONAL ARTISTS & CREATIVES
Inspiring artistic stories show children that we can succeed against adversity & that creativity can be one of the ways to do so.
ENCOURAGING CREATIVE CONFIDENCE
We will learn that there is no such thing as a creative mistake and that every development has value.
DEVELOPING SELF-EXPRESSION THROUGH CREATIVITY
We will discuss the emotions that art evokes. We will try to reflect self-expression in our own creativity.
DEVELOPING A PASSION FOR CREATIVE ARTS
Studies have shown that exposure to the creative arts enhances children's wellbeing and emotion.
ENCOURAGING CREATIVE EXPERIMENTATION
There will be no artistic boundaries within the workshops, encouraging artistic freedom and confidence.
CHILDREN'S CREATIVE ARTS WORKSHOPS, CLASSES & COURSES - IN PERSON
After School Art Clubs, Holiday courses and workshops. Currently in Whitstable, Faversham & Margate, Kent. With more locations to be announced...
CHILDREN'S ONLINE ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
The Dot Kids ethos of contextual content, creative confidence & freedom can now be enjoyed globally, from your own home!
CREATIVE MENTORING FOR CHILDREN
Dot Kids Founder, Julie Bevan delivers One-To-One Creative Mentoring Programs, individually tailored to meet your child's needs. These sessions can be delivered via zoom calls, so you do not need to live locally to take part.
CREATIVE SLOGAN T-SHIRTS
Dot Kids is proud to have created a new line of T-shirts for children, emblazoned with inspiring creative slogans & quotes. They are made from soft organic cotton, FairWear certified, using Vegan & eco-friendly inks containing no toxins.
ENAMEL POWER PINS & ART PINS
Enamel Art Pins & Power Pins to be warn with pride!
Designed by Dot Kids/Kaleidophon and sold exclusively through Dot Kids/Kaleidophon.
Are you creative, inspiring & do you believe in the same ethos as us?
Would you like to work with Dot Kids?
If the answer is yes! - then we want to hear from you!
Our Dot Kids franchise program offers full training to the right candidate.