the art wizards
The Little Grand Tour tutors are passionate about art and helping children develop an appreciation of culture early on in their lives. Starting gallery and museum trips at a young age develops both a positive attitude to learning and helps nurture the creativity that we passionately believe each child has.
We tailor tours specifically to the needs of children ensuring there is mix of listening, interaction and knowledge gathering. Above all, we want your children to have an experience that shows them learning can be fun. We look forward to meeting you and inspiring your children!
Isabel Lamb, founder
Isabel founded the Little Grand Tour in 2018 with art education at the centre. The Little Grand Tour tailor-makes gallery & museum tours for children to truly appreciate art in bite-size sessions, focusing on only a handful of works during one visit.
Isabel has a degree in Art History and has worked and lived in Rome for the last 3 years with her young family which inspired her greatly. Isabel's favourite gallery in London is Tate Britain.
helena stevens, tour director
Helena studied Art History with Isabel at University, after which she received her Post Graduate Certificate in Education.
Her specialism was using art within teaching and she really enjoyed working with the National Gallery. She has taught at a Prep School in Notting Hill for nine years. She is very excited to work for Little Grand Tour as it combines her absolute two passions, teaching and art.
Helena's favourite gallery is the Victoria and Albert Museum and her own children love Tate Modern.
sophie hamilton, tour director
Sophie studied Art History at Durham which involved a year abroad studying fine art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna. Following her MA in the History of Design at the V&A Museum, she has spent the last decade in the commercial art world at Christie's, Bonhams and an Impressionist art gallery as well as teaching Art History in schools and museums.
Sophie loves seeing children learn and light up looking at paintings and art objects.
Her favourite galleries are the Medieval and Renaissance rooms at the V&A.
Julia studied History of Art at The University of Manchester and is currently studying for her Masters in Museum Education at Kings College London. She has worked as an art history tutor, as well as completing several internships in auction houses around London. She loves sharing her passion for art with other people in a fun and approachable manner.
Julia’s favourite gallery in London is the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Millie gained an MA in Art History at the University of St Andrews, after which she worked for several months at the Queen's Gallery and Royal Mews in London. Milly loves working with children especially guiding them towards an appreciation of art and culture. She has previously worked for three months as a tutor for a family in Italy.
Millie's favourite museum in London is The John Soane.
Phillippa Rivero Bosch
Phillippa has over 10 years experience working in art and is currently a specialist at Portland Gallery, one of London’s leading art galleries based in St James’s.
She is passionate about children learning through art and studied Childhood studies & Psychology at Leeds University. Following this she went on to do a Masters in Education at Manchester University, gaining a distinction in her dissertation which focussed on children's learning and the importance of their interaction.
She also volunteers for the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival and the Children and the Arts charity.
Phillippa’s favourite museum in London is The National Gallery.
After teacher training, Alix taught in a number of London schools for thirty years, including some management roles. She developed an interest in Special Needs & trained in Dyslexia, also working as a private tutor.
Alix particularly enjoyed introducing children to the lives & works of great artists such as Paul Klee, Henri Matisse & Paul Cezanne. With encouragement, the children experimented with a variety of materials, recreating imaginative versions of great artworks which were exhibited in a local gallery.
Alix enjoys regular visits to Leighton House. Her favourite gallery is the Royal Academy.