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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Animating the AccessArt village

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This term’s project at Pelham Primary School’s After School Art Club has been to take part in a big participatory art project with AccessArt called the AccessArt Village See details of this lovely embroidery and sculpture project as it developed by clicking the links below. Stage 1    Stage 2    Completed Village   Animation Showreel Our […]

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Access Art Village – complete

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At Pelham School we have spent this term working on a project called the Access Art Village Read my previous posts to see how it started and find out more about Access Art Access art Village part 1 and  part 2 Our own village is almost finished and we are all set to send our […]

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The AccessArt Village

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This term at Pelham Art Club we are taking part in a large scale project organised by arts organisation AccessArt The aim of the project is simple: to inspire the AccessArt audience of all ages (children, teenagers and adults) to make a sewn drawing of their home on a 20 cm square piece of fabric. […]

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Animation Station – day 2

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Day 2 at the Animation Station saw children developing their animation skills in new ways, we experimented with full body animation, made new characters using collage and perfected our skills using the i-motion app.     We began the day by looking at what we had achieved and watching a showreel of the films made […]

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Animation Station- day 1

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We kicked off to a great start with day one of the Animation Station, led by artist and Illustrator Amy Pennington, supported by artist Veena Scialo,  a recent animation graduate and another student of illustration and animation. Our very well qualified team began this chilly day with a warm up in the gym! Amy then talked […]

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Warp and weft

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At Pelham after school art club this half term children have been learning about weaving with artist Veena Scialo. Tapestry is an art form used throughout the ages to tell stories, and decorate the homes of the rich and powerful. Many contemporary artists like Grayson Perry and William Kentridge use this traditional craft technique to […]

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Starry, Starry night

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As winter draws in and Christmas approaches children have been looking at Van Gogh’s iconic image  The Starry night. Veena used a traditional teaching method with the children to help them look at the painting and reinterpret it in their own way. Veena often runs pop up painting workshops where adult groups meet to paint together and […]

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Cutting, sculpting and dangling

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This half term our KS1 group at Pelham school have been inspired by Anthony Calder and his kinetic sculptures. Tate Modern had an exhibition of his work just last year – Performing Sculpture. Take a look here. Louise has been starting each session with a short drawing exercise to warm up those little fingers. Here the […]

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Leaf impressions

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This Autumn Veena has been working with the Key Stage 2 art club at Pelham Primary School on a lovely ceramics project. The children began by revisiting basic colour theory through mixing powder paints. They enjoyed mixing colours and completing a simple grid. They observed Autumn leaves and made observational paintings, applying their colour mixing […]

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INK – The story of a publication

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INK: A Basic Guide to Building a Kids Book Made with Artist Ania Bas as part of our 2 day ‘Zine’ in a Weekend Course with Wimbledon Bookfest See DAY ONE and DAY TWO for full details of the course. INK is here – our very own publication created by children for adults. To order a […]

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