About Us

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Expanding horizons…..

Explore art, learn about the world and each other

 

In a nut shell:

A Little Culture aims to give busy parents, who love travel and culture, the tools to share and expand these experiences with their children.

Our team of developers, illustrators, broadcasters and artists create unique experiences and products that are designed to expand and extend these experiences for families. Recent collaborations include the Asian Art Museum, For-Site Foundation and Headlands Center for the Arts.

Our interconnected offering of classes, museum and gallery tours, parent workshops, and interactive products empower everyone in the family with the props and tools they need to become an art expert; who knows what they like and how to explain why they like it.

What we do builds creative expression, critical thinking and communication skills in individuals and a deeper sense of community as you learn to work together to make meaning from art as a group.

Read more about how we teach kids:

The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued.” Ken Robinson

We believe everyone has the potential to be Art Smart – Creative thinkers and creative doers all in one! With a little encouragement and guidance through art activities that foster collaboration, communication and creative thinking, we’ll help your inner arty side shine through and guide you whenever and wherever you need it.

We’re more than just another arts and craft class. Think of us like an art class mixed with healthy dollop of art history. We want to help kids and adults understand art by exploring the how and why it’s made. We help unleash existing creative powers through fun hands-on art projects, whilst exploring the background of artists who inspire us. We also organize art field trips and have a range of fun art-inspired products on the go.

So how are we different?

We look at art in different ways. We won’t just tell you what’s what, we’ll invite you to get stuck in. To explore creative problem-solving inspired by the methods of other artists and thinkers from the ancient times to today.

We do a lot of this amazing learning through the power of chat. Yes, talking about art as we make it and discussing what we see as a team will help us grow as individuals. We’ll work together to share our own ways of seeing and understanding the world. Age-appropriate chat is at the center of everything we do. We passionately believe in talking through ideas about the art you see and the art you make. That way you can build new vocabulary, make new connections, understand different perspectives and increase your creative thinking powers!

About the Founder: Lucie Charkin:

Lucie is an art educator, curator, writer and cultural historian. She is passionate about making art accessible to all and believes in art and culture as a way of exploring identity and civic duty. She brings this belief directly into her workshops, tours and educational products by encouraging open dialogue and moments for self-reflection whilst looking at art.

Lucie has established museums, public art organizations and art festivals around the world. She is trained in VTS and Aesthetic Developmental Theory and is a specialist in Chinese Contemporary Art. She holds MAs’ in Critical Art Theory and Museum Strategy.

Lucie enjoys working with families directly as well as through special partnerships with arts organizations and educational institutions to produce unique digital content and integrated arts curriculums that reach broader audiences.