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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Print, play, design, collaborate

This half term we continued our printing project and looked at ways to use our printed designs in groups and to design everyday items.

It’s often hard to know what to do wth art work made in the throws of experimentation.


With prints made in the first half of the term during our project Autumnal Printing (read by clicking the link.) we cut into them to create beautifully designed folders in which to keep our work for the remainder of the term.

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In a further session we started off with some exercises and team building games to prepare us for some more collaborative work.

The children worked in teams of two or three and painted a colourful background using powder paints.

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While these were drying they worked on more designs which they then printed on top of their painted papers. It’s a great way to layer patterns and textures to create surprising effects.


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This was a really dynamic lesson and all of the children engaged very well to create beautiful collaborative images.

In our final session we looked to Matisse for inspiration



Matisse worked a lot with painted paper to make collaged designs. He called this ‘drawing with scissors’. Children worked in large groups to make giant collaged images, using all their printed papers to cut up and make into new work

See other Children’s Art School workshops Drawing With Scissors 

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For the remainder of the term we continue to look to Matisse for inspiration. See our Still Life Project.





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