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Monthly Archives: December 2016

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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Festive Focus – day 1

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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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Starry, Starry night

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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

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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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Leaf impressions

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This Autumn Veena has been working with the Key Stage 2 art club at Pelham Primary School on a lovely ceramics project. The children began by revisiting basic colour theory through mixing powder paints. They enjoyed mixing colours and completing a simple grid. They observed Autumn leaves and made observational paintings, applying their colour mixing [...]

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INK – The story of a publication

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INK: A Basic Guide to Building a Kids Book Made with Artist Ania Bas as part of our 2 day ‘Zine’ in a Weekend Course with Wimbledon Bookfest See DAY ONE and DAY TWO for full details of the course. INK is here – our very own publication created by children for adults. To order a [...]

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