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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Mapping My World: Day 2

In day two of of our Easter Holiday Course, children worked with artist Shiraz Bayjoo to complete their final piece – a personalised identity map of themselves and their world.

An A3 board was prepared with a background colour


We discussed our ideas from yesterday with new friends

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Then worked on the board using techniques learned the previous day.

Wet in wet


Layering lines

DSC_0019 Combining thickness of paint

DSC_0011Using sponge rollersDSC_0014 DSC_0015Dripping and pouring wet paint


We added many layers building up an abstract background and setting the mood for our collage.

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The pieces changed and emerged through the morning.DSC_0034DSC_0046We then began to lay out our collaged items, experimenting with different compositions. We used, photographs of our special items, maps, family photos, memento’s and images researched from the internet.

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The final works were full of meaning and we were very proud of them.

DSC_0135 DSC_0134 DSC_0133 DSC_0132 DSC_0111 DSC_0102 DSC_0101When then discussed all our pieces, how they represented us as a group and displayed them in a small exhibition for our parents.

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A big thank you to the Easter Children’s Art School team. See you soon!DSC_0145




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