Artefact

creative worshops

Artist Fiorella Lavado and teacher Claudia Maschi have teamed up to offer holiday workshops to children aged 5-10 years old. We will guide and support your child through the creative process and let them build, learn, and create through engaging and fun activities.

Orbits

Ignite your child’s curiosity about space and our solar system by exploring and creating fantastic worlds.

Date: 21-22 of August
From: 10am - 3pm (children to bring a pack lunch)
Ages: 5-10 years old
Location: Petersham Village Hall, Sudbrook Nursery School
Bute Avenue Petersham TW10 7AX
Cost: £70 per child for a two day workshop including materials

Bookings

Please send us an email and we will send you a sign up form, thank you.

My House is my Castle

Unlock the budding architect, designer or decorator in your child.

Date: 24-25 of August
From: 10am - 3pm (children to bring a pack lunch)
Ages: 5-10 years old
Location: Petersham Village Hall, Sudbrook Nursery School
Bute Avenue Petersham TW10 7AX
Cost: £70 per child for a two day workshop including materials

Bookings

Please send us an email and we will send you a sign up form, thank you.

About Us

Claudia and Fiorella met at the German School in Petersham as both their children attend the school. They had previously both envisioned running holiday workshops for children. As Fiorella and Claudia realised that they both had the same ideas and vision it became very obvious that their talents could be put together. Fiorella’s artistic talent, coupled with her knowledge and skills of creating and producing objects of art and design and Claudia’s design background and teaching experience with young children as well as her intuitive nature and insight in unlocking a child’s learning potential seemed like an obvious and complimentary partnership.

Claudia Maschi studied French and German European Studies at London University, starting her career in a product design agency in Milan and then consequently worked in packaging and branding design agencies in London, where she predominately managed global FMCG brands for clients such as Nestle’, Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods and Wrigley’s. After having children she realised how children have a natural curiosity to learn and how rewarding it was to be part of this learning process. Having studied languages together with the joy that children bring led her to teaching. Claudia now runs ‘The Little Language House’, a school that offers French, German, Italian and English as a second language to children aged 2-10 years old. She is a true believer in children learning through play, she uses creative teaching methods to engage with the children and boost their self confidence. She currently teaches at several nursery schools in West London and Surrey as well as teaching primary school children privately. Claudia is half Italian and half German, grew up in Singapore and has lived in Italy, France and now in the UK. She is a mother of two and currently lives in Kingston.
For more information on Claudia's work please visit The Little Language House