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Kids school and holiday art clubs

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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AccessArt Village stage 2

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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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Animation Station – Animations are ready

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We are happy to announce that all the films made at the Animation Station during February half term are available online to watch. You can read about what happened during the course by clicking the links below Animation Station Day One and Day Two We have compiled all the children’s works into 3 short showreels.   […]

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Animation Station – day 2

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Day 2 at the Animation Station saw children developing their animation skills in new ways, we experimented with full body animation, made new characters using collage and perfected our skills using the i-motion app.     We began the day by looking at what we had achieved and watching a showreel of the films made […]

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Warp and weft

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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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Festive Focus – day 2

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Things got a little more festive in the second day of our ‘Festive Focus’ Photography course. Click here to see Festive Focus day one We began the day by looking at some images of Christmases past and present, sourced from photographic archives. Using print outs and photocopies of the photos we made yesterday, we altered […]

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