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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Paint, Print, Cut, Stick, Stamp – Day 2

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The second day of our Christmas Course built on a productive day’s making during DAY ONE where we made a set of papers for collaging. We made brushes, for painting our papers and filters for taking photographs. During the second day we used a template for cutting loads of abstract shapes from our beautiful drawn […]

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Paint, Print, Cut, Stick, Stamp – Day 1

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Artist Abigail Hunt returned to Children’s Art School to lead another exploratory 2 day course looking at painting, collage and printmaking. Children got of to a busy start by making their very own painting utensils. A variety of materials were used to make brushes, rollers and stampers.  We used feathers, bubble wrap, wood offcuts, wire […]

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The Drawing Laboratory – Day 1

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Artist and Illustrator Millie Nice spent the day with us today to explore the limitless possibilities of drawing. She asked the children to approach drawing as if it was a scientific process, helping us to find out about the world around us. We began the morning by making a portfolio case to hold our work. […]

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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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Autumnal printed patterns

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In our second session artist Veena Scialo returned as the regular tutor for the older children at Pelham Art Club. She continued the pattern theme that I begun the week before when we looked at the work of Bridget Riley. This time the children were inspired by autumnal seed pods and made some lovely drawings […]

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Paint the Great Outdoors – day one

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This summer Painter Matthew Krishanu returned to Children’s Art School to lead another 2 days of Paint the Great Outdoors. This year we are running 2 courses one at Donhead Prep school and the other in South Park Gardens, Wimbledon – two beautiful and contrasting settings where children can paint outside and take advantage of […]

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Summer light with KS1

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This summer the children in our Key Stage 1 group have been thinking about light through many different mediums Sometimes the heat demanded cool watercolours with the theme of light summer evenings, Louise read the poem Bed in Summer. The children painted their ideas of what they would see through an imaginary window, if they opened […]

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The Art of Change – What, How and Should We? – Day 2

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During day 2 of our Half Term Course – The Art of Change, our game based on decisions and consequences really started to take shape. Artist Sarah Carne took the children on a 2-day adventure into conceptual art with a political twist. Click the link to Day 1 to see how the course began. After designing […]

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The Art of Change: What, How and Should we? – day 1

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In this Half Term’s art course, children alongside artist Sarah Carne have been getting just a little bit political in the lead up to the General Election. We have been using art to help children find their voice, explore how decisions have consequences and how they can make a difference in the world. We have […]

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