Tap To Call

  07808 168 543

Kids school and holiday art clubs

Reimagining Riley

Art Club at Pelham Primary school has got off to an amazing start this year.

We are lucky to be working with 2 groups of lovely creative children who are bursting with ideas this year.

Annabel Johnson, Founder of Children’s Art School started the year with a lively collaborative session based on the work of artist Bridget Riley. Her abstract art works explore colour, light and optics.


We looked at a short film about her work and then used some of her paintings to make some new work of our own.


We started off by looking at a range of her work, then worked together in groups to cut out shapes that we saw in her work.DSC_0002

We looked at her colour combinations, layouts and patterns and the effects these had on our eyes.DSC_0003

We worked together to experiment with new layoutsDSC_0004 DSC_0005

We worked ‘factory style’ to make sure we had enough pieces to make a large work of art.DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0009

We created complex patternsDSC_0010

We worked together to make decisionsDSC_0011

We kept looking back at Riley’s work for inspirationDSC_0015 The new works came together quickly because we worked as a team.When we were ready we stuck the pieces down.DSC_0016 DSC_0017

Sometimes we kept colours the same, but changed the shapes.DSC_0018 DSC_0021 DSC_0022The end results were startling! Can you see where we were inspired and where we made changes?
DSC_0027 DSC_0029 DSC_0031 DSC_0032IMG_7879IMG_7882 IMG_7883




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>