Mother & Art teacher.
Celia Pickering is a mother of twins and independent Art teacher. Celia is originally from Birmingham and moved to London in her late 20’s. After having her own children, Celia decided to have a change in career and became an Ofsted registered childminder, for nearly 9 years, which allowed her to be at home for her own children and study. After studying art for several years Celia was keen to encourage her own children and the children in her care to be creative and outgoing, believing art encourages self confidence, something Celia feels is important for a children to grow into a strong and confident adult.
‘I have been running art classes for many years and love doing them. I research new artists and techniques each week. All my experience of working with children as a mother and childminder, also being a qualified teaching assistant plus my obvious love for Art, I have some great tools to teach children the wonderful world of art and how to be creative. I believe that exposing children to the world of art, can teach them so much more than just being creative. Our children are the next generation and I would hate for creative children not to have opportunities to be creative. I believe in positive teaching during my classes, giving the children lots of praise and encouragement. Nothing is wrong in the arty world, its all matter of opinion, as the famous saying says, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I will always encourage and help a child develop in as many areas as possible, using their natural skills and talent. As my classes show many techniques and styles, the children can find their own perfect style to express themselves or improve what they know already.’