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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Rebel Art School – Day 2

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In the second day of our ‘Rebel Art School’ children worked with artist Kate Squires to make more sculptural works that extended their creative thinking. In DAY ONE (click the link for a reminder) children thought about how to break rules and began to un-learn some of their preconceived ideas about creating. Over the two days […]

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Rebel Art School – Day 1

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At the Rebel Art School this Easter we aimed to examine the nature of rules and how breaking them can help fuel creativity, and lead us to approach art making from fresh angles.   Artist Kate Squires took us on a creative adventure into materials and processes inspiring us to make sculptures, performative work and […]

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Mr and Mrs – emotion and self reflection

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Our youngest artists at Pelham worked with Louise Pasquil and Lana Le in a playful exploration of emotion, expression, self reflection and understanding. They looked at the Mr and Mrs books and other children’s stories for ideas. Post it notes were used as part of a guessing game on emotions – posted on each other’s backs Balloons were […]

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Shadow Stories

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At our after school art club at Pelham school this term we have been exploring a wonderful cross curricular project inspired by the art of Tove Janson and her creations the Moomins Artist Veena Scialo visited the recent exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery and, as her own art often explores the links between art, stories […]

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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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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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