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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Paint the Great Outdoors – day two

Day 2 of our Painting the Great Outdoors course saw artist Matthew Krishanu continue to inspire the children in observing their surroundings and using their imagination to explore the Great outdoors. To see the results of DAY ONE click the linkDSC_0005

We began the sunny morning with some warm up drawing activities to get our fingers and minds movingDSC_0004

We drew with one continuous line, and with our wrong hand.DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0008 DSC_0009 DSC_0014

With some very pleasing resullts

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After working on a very grand scale yesterdayDSC_0158

We began to work with postcards and water colours on a tiny scale.

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We then experimented with watered down acrylic paint and oil pastels on calico to create some small textile pieces. We learnt how to mix the two different media with a resist technique and enjoyed how the pastels changed in texture when they were layered with paint.DSC_0062 DSC_0063DSC_0068DSC_0084DSC_0088DSC_0089DSC_0091


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Groups worked with artist and illustrator Millie Knight to create some little sketch books where they explored making characters from found materialsDSC_0065


Turning leaves into people and sticks into dragons was lots of fun tooDSC_0094

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We then explored how to use drippy paint




And used a canvas board to create a painting of our own choice, inspired by our surroundings or using our imagination. Or both.



We painted onto our primed boards from yesterday, experimenting with how to layer colour and textureDSC_0176DSC_0189DSC_0209DSC_0197DSC_0210DSC_0202

We painted portraits of a tree
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We began to group our work in our own little display area. And get ready to show our work to our parents and visitors.DSC_0157DSC_0211DSC_0229 DSC_0214



When we put it all on show it was amazing to see what we had achieved.

We took a tour with Matthew and then toured our parents.
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We look forward to another two days of painting the great outdoors next week in a new location.


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