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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Kings, Queens and Super Stars

IMG_1178With Festivities in full flow, we finished this term adorned with crowns fit for royalty.  Bejewelled and beautiful the children took great pride in designing, making and wearing their creations.

We opened this activity by discussing the meaning of the word “crown”.  What imagery does it conjure up in your mind?  How will you capture the essence of a precious metal and the rare treasures decorating them?  What shape is a “marquise, princess, pear” cut gem?

Firstly, we chose a sheet of gloss, metallic card, from a selection of colours: silver, bronze, gold, rose gold, copper and brass.  We drew along the landscape edge, on the back of our crown, using a repeat pattern, such as a zigzag, or a “mmmmm” shape, then we cut this out.

Next up, we etched a beautiful pattern onto the shiny, metallic crown – still flat – to embellish the precious metal base – ready to mount our shining treasures upon the surface.


After studying lots of photographs of elaborate jewellery and the Crown Jewels, we practised drawing gem shapes, to warm up our eyes and hands.  Once we were set, we each cut out a collection of precious shiny, sparkly and glittering objects with which to decorate our crowns.  Bringing both edges together and adding a trim of soft tinsel, the crowns were ready to wear.

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Hail the Queens and Kings of Pelham!


Art School Super Stars

Exploring our new found “tool kit” of cutting and threading skills, the artists all set out to challenge themselves one last time in 2018.

Miniature star garlands to add twinkle to every nook and cranny of the Christmas tree were assembled with precision and resilience.

After drawing a selection of different sized stars onto glitter card, the adults pierced the stars with a pin. Thereafter, the children carefully threaded them onto a tinsel pipe cleaner, making sure the stars were in the right order (of their choice).

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This activity uncovered some difficulties because the pin holes in the stars weren’t always big enough. However, with persistence, we overcame these issues and managed to finish a beautiful collection of decorations, fit for a Super Star!

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