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

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.

My own background is in art and photography, having studied at the London School of Printing. I have worked for many years in the Education & Multimedia Unit at the British Museum, producing educational facilities for schools. I am fully DBS checked and hold an Enhanced Certificate. 
The Dot Kids approach to creative arts has proved very successful. Therefore, I am now releasing Online workshops & courses so that any child around the world can experience our classes. 
We  currently run regular workshops & courses during the school holidays and an After School Art Club, in Whitstable Kent. We will shortly be introducing Home Ed sessions and groups for Pre-School Age Children during the daytime.

The Dot Kids workshops & courses cover art, animation, film making, comic book creation, print making, digital sound composition, poetry and clay sculpture.
We are now offering workshops in Faversham & Margate. Canterbury will follow very soon.
In addition, I offer one-to-one Creative Mentoring to help lift creative blocks, increase confidence and enhance self-expression. These sessions can be delivered via zoom calls, so you do not need to live locally to take part.
Julie Bevan, Dot Kids

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.