Creating BOOKS, PAINTINGS, STORIES, PUPPETS any all OBJECTS that a child can imagine
An approach that harmoniously blends technical mastery and imagination

Annual classes  |  Workshops  |  Techniques  |  Times  |  Rates  |  Registration

Annual classes

The Atelier welcomes children starting from age 5 : One and a half hours per week during the school year. In order to promote exchanges, spontaneity and the development of the imagination, children from the ages of 5 to 12 work within the same group.

For older children, as of age 13 : creative expression classes, high-level fine arts techniques, the creation of books and fine bookbinding.
During the school year, each child makes one or several illustrated books, depending on his or her rhythm.
◉ See the books made by the Lutins.
The classes at the Atelier des Lutins are multi-disciplinary.

Each child at the Atelier is like an artist in his or her own studio. Based on their wishes and their interests, they can experiment with various techniques. The participants can try out drawing and painting, modeling or tinkering, illustration and story writing, the creation of puppets or sewing. By trying out various techniques, children find the ones that best suit their expression.
These classes run for the school year in order to develop technical mastery and perseverance and above all for real deployment of creative expression.

All of the materials and the personalized hand-made binding of each book are provided by the Atelier:

"BLOCKX" watercolors, "Arches" paper, "Golden" acrylics, "Sennelier" pastels, and Neocolors. And also fabrics, beads and buttons, wire, wood and autumn leaves, ribbons, wool and lace, pebbles, sand and shells. With their beauty and quality, these materials invite us to enjoy the process of design, creation and realization.

Customized fine bookbinding is hand-made for the creations of each child by the team of the Atelier.

◉ See bookbinding

Techniques explored in the classes

◉ See the schedule and rates

◉ Information for workshops and registration

An exhibition of the children’s works is held every year at the Atelier as part of the Open House to allow the children to invite their friends and families, to talk with them about their discoveries and their creative world and to show them their work.

◉ See the date of the Open House.

Workshops during school vacations

The workshops can have various themes:

Illustrated books : Fanfold books made with watercolors
Puppets : making of puppets and puppeteering
Papier mâché : creation of characters, animals or objects
Creation of lamps: : discovery of various construction and painting techniques
Animation : Making of an animated film! Animation of décor and illustration as on this site.
Painting and graphic research while listening to live musical improvisation
Creation of a Book about the history of music with a music teacher and an instrumentalist

Atelier Haggadah : Illustration of a complete Haggadah by the participants for an international edition. Class over the course of several months during the school year.

◉ See upcoming workshops

Schedule and Rates

Tuesdays: 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Wednesdays: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Thursdays: 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM

1425 CHF payable in three installments or 475 CHF per trimester.
First lesson for free!
Possibility of ordering an animated book that can be consulted on the site with a secret and personalized code (price upon request).


Artistic and creative workshop for kids from 5 years

Creating illustrated books and exploring art

From July 01 to July 05 from 9h30 to 16h30

550 CHF per week per child

Daily schedule:

Painting - drawing - illustration - modeling - creation of books...

As well as

Dance - movement - relaxation - walk in the park - drawing from nature - history of art - creative games & delicious snacks...

Optional + 45 CHF for 5 hot meals + desserts (à la carte by the caterer "l'Olivella") or plan a picnic.