LoLA – Lots of Lovely Art aims to support creativity in children through art.


After 12 year’s experience teaching art to children aged from 18 months to 12 years in classes and in workshops, LoLA has become a hub of knowledge and experience in bringing art and culture to the young. Projects have ranged from printmaking to papier mache, from Matisse to Christmas decorations. Today, LoLA creates art boxes for artist-inspired projects at home.


Alara and Selina, the founders of Lots of Lovely Art, are creative mamas…and sisters-in-law.


Alara studied Islamic Art and Archaeology at Worcester College, Oxford. From there she went on to work in museums and on art books before she started teaching art privately and in schools. In 2005 she opened an art studio space in Istanbul (the first LoLA) which influenced the creative lives of hundreds of children. In 2017 she moved with her family back to the UK.


Selina studied first at Central Saint Martins and then at The Royal College of Art. She has been a successful graphic designer, both in studios and freelance, for the past 12 years from creating books for artists and photographers to campaigns for advertising agencies. She enjoys developing different illustration styles through LoLA branding and artwork.


Both Alara and Selina feel passionate about the arts and art education. They want to reach as many children as possible in the belief that process-based, artist-inspired experiences are an important way for children to develop problem-solving skills, analytical thinking, self-confidence and to have fun!