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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Pop Portraits

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Louise Pasquill was inspired by our previous project Fun with Photography and Dada collage puppets. We discussed “identity”.  How we recognise positions in society?  By uniform; such as the armed forces, public servants and heath care workers. We dreamt of ambitions for our future: nurses, policemen, soldiers, vets, rock stars, dancers, artists and art teachers. We […]

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Lovely Lanterns

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This half term Louise Pasquill worked on some beautiful tissue and paper straw lanterns with our youngest artists. We looked at the structure of a cube and used biodegradable materials like straws, tape and tissue. We folded the straws to build our cube frames, added decorated walls made from tissue and cut out windows.  The […]

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Maths through Art

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The current climate for art education is often disheartening, with art departments under increasing pressure, teachers everywhere fighting for their subject to be valued and for people to understand the importance of art education in a fraught battle ground dominated by the STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Maths).  Those who advocate STEAM  - add […]

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Drawing Dragons – watercolours and metallics

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Alongside our playful work on emotions our little artists have been learning to use metallic and watercolour pencils to make intricate studies of dragons. They made observational drawings from toys. Gave their dragons names and characteristics We used watercolour pencils on lovely water colour paper, to create careful patterning and details. Water colour pencils mixed […]

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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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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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