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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Collaborative Design and Build 2018 – day 2

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On Day 2 of our architecturally inspired art course children got to work as structural engineers, to refine their structures, then morphed into interior decorators, furniture designers and town planners as the city developed and took on its own life. To catch up on DAY 1 click HERE We began the day straight away by [...]

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Collaborative Design and Build – day1

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Architect and Designer James Sale Joined us from his practice Co-DB (Collaborative design and build) to lead our popular architecture inspired course. Describing themselves as a team of experienced designers, doers and makers they are well placed to help children tackle large scale building projects, encouraging them to solve problems and see opportunities wherever they [...]

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The Art of Change

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I am very proud to have my article published in NSEAD magazine (National Society for Education in Art and Design), Issue 21 ‘The Student Voice’ Spring 2018 The Article describes a 2 day workshop, The Art of Change devised and delivered by Artist Sarah Carne with myself Annabel Johnson  for Children’s Art School in  June [...]

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Christmas crafts with our littlest artists

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Our littlest artists have been busy preparing for Christmas! Cute little Snowmen, with gorgeous bobble hats! Some fantastical coloured Christmas trees in a winter landscape. Looks like they are looking for Santa in the Northern Lights! And some fun cChristmas trees made from paper plates to decorate your Christmas tree! Wishing you a very restful [...]

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Snow Topped Gingerbread Houses

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Key stage 1 After school Art Club have been working on a Christmas Gingerbread house. Printing backgrounds Folding shapes to make a house stand up   Designing stained glass windows   Peeping through the windows at Christmas Scenes   Then  topping off with a sprinkling of glittery snow There were some gorgeous little Christmassy decorative [...]

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Christmas Cut Outs

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Following on from our work on Matisse and Still Life and Collage - click the links to see how the project developed. Children experimented with all the techniques they learnt this term to create some new collaged cut out scenes. They learnt about perspective to create the background of a room. They used wax resist techniques to create [...]

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Still Life and Collage

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This term our after school art club have been working on a project inspired by the Matisse in the Studio exhibition at the Royal Academy. See how the still life project began by clicking Exploring Still Life  In the following weeks children continued building and painting their own still life compositions. They were inspired by [...]

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Matisse in the Studio – exploring Still Life

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For the rest of this term children have continued to be inspired by Matisse. They are working on a still life project.                         Veena and I visited the lovely exhibition Matisse in the Studio (click the link to visit) at the Royal Academy showing [...]

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Exploring Autumn festivals with KS1

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Louise and Lana have been exploring the creative potential of Autumn this term. We started off by using natural materials to ‘draw faces’ as part of our half term focus on Exploring Drawing to get us started. (click the links to see previous projects.) As we got closer to half term we combined lots of [...]

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Print, play, design, collaborate

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This half term we continued our printing project and looked at ways to use our printed designs in groups and to design everyday items. It’s often hard to know what to do wth art work made in the throws of experimentation. With prints made in the first half of the term during our project Autumnal [...]

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