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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Thinking in 3 dimensions with KS1 children


This term our Key stage 1 children took inspiration from our sculpture course that took place during the Easter Holidays – Thinking in Three Dimensions Louise began exploring the qualities of plasticine …and used various found objects to build little abstract sculptures which the children displayed. They made drawings of their sculptures  And then made […]

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Animating the AccessArt village


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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AccessArt Village stage 2


This term at Pelham School After School Art Club we have been taking part in the AccessArt Village Project. See my post from earlier this term for a look at where we started - AccessArt Village After experimenting with some stitches we began to transfer our house designs onto calico squares The children then simply stitched […]

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Put yourself in the picture


Our Key Stage One children at Pelham School Art club have started a little project on Portraiture encouraging themselves to look at themselves and each other in a variety of different ways. The children began by dressing up and drawing each other wearing a hat of their choice. They used mirrors and drew each other. […]

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The AccessArt Village


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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Young Children Drawing

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This week children were exploring how to draw animals we really got through a lot of drawing studies. We looked at a number of images of drawings from a large range of painters, including Gainsborough’s Cats, Matisse’s Horses and Picasso’s Bull and Cockerell. The children were given an animal model and were asked to study […]

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A watercolored commotion in the ocean


Our Key Stage one class at Pelham after school art club have been sloshing around in the ocean and learning about watercolour painting. They began by looking at whales and making a simple model of a blue whale using a paper plate.   They continued to observe whales and other sea creatures by looking at […]

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Warp and weft


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


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


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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