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Kids school and holiday art clubs

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The circus came to visit Pelham Art Club’s youngest artists and we learnt to look at shapes, forms and different dimensions through several playful art projects. To get inspired by the energy and excitement the circus brought to town in decades past, we watched a clip of the Cirque du Soleil to give a contemporary [...]

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Carnival Confetti

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The Carnival is coming to town at Pelham Art Club, with artist Veena Scialo. The historic mystery of masked Venetian drama fed the imaginations of Veena’s students this term.  To start the creative juices flowing, the group watched a short clip that set the scene and inspired the group towards the design and creation of [...]

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Bumble Bee, Humble Bee

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With the arrival of Spring, Veena Scialo and her older Pelham Art Club students dedicated this term to our brilliant bees and their plight for survival. The older artists started off with a poly block printing plate, using hexagonal shapes to create an A3 sized honeycomb design. For inspiration, everyone watched a little video to [...]

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The Big Small Book

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Hello and welcome to Pelham Year One Artists (Y1) group update. Where do we begin to create a language of visual expression to tell our stories? Firstly, we need to know exactly what it is we want to say.  Louise Pasquill devised this project to teach the children how to connect words and pictures.  The [...]

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The Water-Lily Pond

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Welome back to Spring Term at Pelham Primary Children’s Art School! Here’s what’s been happening…the older children, led by textile artist Veena Scialo, took inspiration from the tranquility of the beautiful botanical masterpiece that was Claude Monet‘s garden at Giverny.  In particular, his series of 250 paintings, the Water-Lillies. Monet moved to his pink house at [...]

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Big Garden Birdwatch: Avian Art

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January’s annual RSPB scientific survey, The Big Garden Birdwatch, was the inspiration for our project studying avian wildlife.  To warm the children’s minds up for chilly nature, we played guessing games to name different varieties of birds; heard the poem “Blackbird” by Nicola Davies and the Beatles song by the same name.  We listened to [...]

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If you go down to the woods today….

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You were sure of a BIG surprise! Artist and forest school teacher Philippa Snell led a wonderful birthday party for Lucas We were treated to the best of British winter weather – cold, crisp and sunny. Perfect for a fun afternoon of making in the woods. Philippa taught us how to build a Teepee and [...]

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Kings, Queens and Super Stars

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With Festivities in full flow, we finished this term adorned with crowns fit for royalty.  Bejewelled and beautiful the children took great pride in designing, making and wearing their creations. We opened this activity by discussing the meaning of the word “crown”.  What imagery does it conjure up in your mind?  How will you capture [...]

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Christmas Craft Collection

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Stained Glass Baubles These festive stained glass baubles, were created using a collage of tissue paper tiles, stuck onto a tracing paper backing, using stick glue. The design for the story, within the stained glass, was based on a repeat pattern drawn in the style of a compass, with a north, south, east and west [...]

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Fabulous Firs

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More creative Christmas trees, we can’t get enough of them.  This project required both technical dexterity and creative flair.  These stunning seasonal folded fir trees were made from paper and were decorated with golden foil baubles. The two-tone trees were folded from two pieces of paper, then trimmed to a semi-circle at the base.  Adorned with [...]

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