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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Positive and Negative

Our Merton Park artists were experimenting with positive and negative this week in our continued exploration of lines and shapes. We did some more drawings of leaves trying to work bigger and bolder. DSC_0002 DSC_0015 DSC_0013 We then experimented with drawing with string. It helped us to really look at simplifying the lines and shapes we saw. DSC_0051 DSC_0025 We learnt how to cut, shape and knot string to create different effects. DSC_0023 We layered and twisted the string. DSC_0028 DSC_0062 It was sometimes tricky cutting the length we needed. We were developing our fine motor skills. DSC_0032 The relief or positive images created can be used to print with. DSC_0042 DSC_0039 DSC_0058   We went back to our leaf shapes and made templates by drawing with our scissors. We created another positive and negative. DSC_0063   DSC_0067 Using oil pastels we used the positive and negative to smudge the outlines creating different bold images. DSC_0070   DSC_0068 We then worked together again joining our shapes to make patterns. DSC_0082At Children’s Art school we like to work collaboratively as well as individually. Negotiating ideas and preferences is an important part of art making and a skill we should all develop! DSC_0072   DSC_0081   Each group made made something quite different.

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Time to to experiment led to discovering new ways of doing things.

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Next week we will apply the Principles of positive and negative to experimenting with screen printing.

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