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The intention of the Primary Course is to teach children the concept of history through time by creating their own mark making pieces as if they were the artist from that civilisation or period. Leading them through man’s footsteps of what life would be like. Discussing the geographical and geological subjects that surround it, what the climate would have been like, and therefore, what would they wear, what would they eat and where would they live? These are all topics that are the keys to the final image making. We also as artists like to recreate something that is from our own interpretations and imaginations therefore becoming unique.

From all of these viewpoints we as the class are more focussed on the images that were being produced at the time. Fee does not feel that flooding young children with figures and names is necessarily the intention of the class, they will be used when appropriate. It is meant to be a communicator to learn and approach subject matter that is relevant with a bit of control over the subject matter and letting the children interpret with their own mark making.


About Fee Bowie

Fee Bowie is local to Oxfordshire, and has lived in Norfolk, although her closer ancestors lay in the land of the Aboriginals and the Scots! Fee is married to a Geologist and has four children of her own. She has spent most of her career involved in art fields of work. She has taught (mainly EFL) in an Arts and Crafts school Indonesia, and to small classes in the UK. During her time in Lombok, she recreated past and fading historical artefacts and antiques with craftsmen and women. Spending time with Sasak and Balinese people (and translators of the many dialects!) discovering the meaning of life there and its timeless changes.

Fee has always been influenced by antiques and colour from her maternal side, her father was a producer in film and television. Her goal from a young age was to always be happy and be able to work from home amongst colour and form with her art. She studied Fine Art at Oxford University. The Ruskin was under the University’s Examining body to pass students through a rigorous course studying Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and the History of Art. Life Drawing and Anatomy  were an integral part of passing the degree. During her time at Oxford she helped curate an exhibition and work along side Marina Abramovic at The Museum of Modern Art.

If there was to be a legacy she would like to leave, it would be for all children to have learnt and studied the Chronology of Man using art as its medium. Supplying children with history lessons that dot about in time can surely not provide a more confusing lesson of the continuity of time!


“My son comes home excited after every class with Fee, he is learning historical events whilst wearing the shoes of an artist of that time, GENIUS"

"My 5 yr old daughter cannot wait until School House Art classes, she is positively beaming when she returns home with clay cups or caveman paintings, the enthusiasm is infectious"

"...children are becoming less  dextrous as they get older and are continually surrounded by technology. I think what Fee is doing will  give children the confidence in creativity..."

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Module Examples

Grecia Module


The Parthenon, Acropolis, Atenas, Grecia, c.447 b.c. In Greece, the artworks are destined to be contemplated and admired, also to serve religious and funeral purposes. The artist is now a craftsman. His social dignity depends on his greater or lesser participation in manual labor. In Greek society, only dance, music and poetry are considered noble activities.



During the Hellenistic period (emergence of classical culture), the taste for art develops and so collectionism.As in earlier times, the artist works for the political andeconomic power. Dying Gaul, c.240 b.c

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