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Kids school and holiday art clubs

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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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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Children’s Art School in Venice – Mother as curator 2

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I wrote a BLOG post about my third visit to the Venice Biennale and my first as director of Children’s Art school 2 years ago. Children’s Art school in Venice – Mother as curator  About a month ago I returned to La Biennale di Venezia 2017 – Viva Arte Viva and found myself reflecting on my […]

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Exploring drawing with KS1

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Our Key Stage One Group has been very popular this year with lots of new children joining us. Louise Pasquill assisted by Lana Lee, both practicing artists and illustrators, are experimenting with lots of fun drawing activities to get to know the children’s  creative little minds! As a warm up exercise, we take an imaginary […]

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Join us at the Animation Station on the 7 and 8 October

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Children’s Art School are recruiting

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Assistants Needed We are seeking 2 paid assistants and volunteers for our thriving After School Art Club in Wimbledon. To assist lead artists and support children at our club in Pelham Primary School, Wimbledon. An opportunity to gain experience in planning, supporting and delivering termly art projects of an ambitious nature. Paid and volunteer positions available depending […]

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Sculpt a portrait

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Artist Veena Scialo has been working on a portrait project this half term – see the beautiful results of her drawing and painting work HERE She was so impressed with how the children developed that she decided to push them further into using clay.   The children applied their knowledge of proportion when laying out […]

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