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Kids school and holiday art clubs

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


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


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


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


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


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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Festive Focus – day 1


To kick off day one of Festive Focus, our Christmas holiday art course for 2016, Marysa Dowling introduced the children to her own photographic practice. They looked at how different parts of our body can express emotion – i.e. the hands. They looked at Marysa’s ongoing project, The Movement of an Object, in which Marysa […]

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‘Zine’ in a weekend – day 2


Artist Ania Bas led the second day of our literary inspired course in collaboration with Wimbledon Bookfest. On Day One (click for more details) we concentrated on what makes a charismatic character and on Day two we looked at what makes a sensational storyline. Our findings are to be compiled into a ‘Zine’ aimed at […]

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Fleeting Images: Life drawing, action and animation – day 2


Day 2 of our Life drawing and animation course saw Viyki Turnbull working further with the children on how to capture movement in drawing and sculpture. Today we concentrated on skills for animation To view Day 1 click here. We began the morning by looking at some flick book animations created by children – sourced from […]

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Fleeting Images: Life Drawing and Animation


Artist Viyki Turnbull led day one of our Summer Art Course which focussed on drawing the human body in movement. We know children love to draw cartoons, so taking this as a starting point we aim to give more depth to their drawings by focussing on looking at the human form in movement, whilst keeping […]

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