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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Cut-up and Re-build Christmas – Day 1

Artist Abigail Hunt has been leading our two day Christmas art course for children supported by Sabrina Smith Noble who has adapted activities for younger children.

We have been investigating the limitless possibilities of paper for decoration, sculpture, collage and problem solving, sometimes with a curious christmas twist.

We began the day by stretching our imaginations to see what we could do with just one piece of paper and our hands…nothing else…

Folding

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TearingDSC_0014 JigsawsDSC_0017 DSC_0019 JoiningDSC_0020 Ice creamsDSC_0021 PaperchainsDSC_0029 DSC_0034 Sculptures

DSC_0039We then split into two groups.

Younger children started off making simple hanging paper decorations.

DSC_0071 DSC_0070 DSC_0067 DSC_0093 DSC_0088 DSC_0151 DSC_0146 DSC_0142 DSC_0140 DSC_0139 DSC_0155 DSC_0153Whilst older children used old books learning folding techniques to make beautiful sculptures that can stand or hang.

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Each page must be methodically folded.

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We used different techniques to create different effects

It kept us quiet for a while!DSC_0060 DSC_0061 DSC_0077

We used a glue gun to join the back and front cover.DSC_0078 DSC_0079 DSC_0081 DSC_0084 DSC_0086 DSC_0096 DSC_0097

Don’t they look stunning.DSC_0098 DSC_0099 DSC_0100 DSC_0101 DSC_0106 DSC_0108 DSC_0110 DSC_0112 DSC_0115 DSC_0119

 

We then used a match box to create tiny worlds using pop up and collage techniques.

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We had to really concentrate to work on a tiny scale. Good fine motor skill practice!DSC_0168 DSC_0170 DSC_0173 DSC_0177 DSC_0178 DSC_0179

As you open the box, a surprise pops out!DSC_0181

We experimented with layersDSC_0306 DSC_0311 DSC_0315The younger children filled their match box with a pop up christmas surprise. So don’t throw that boring white box in the bin….!!!!

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DSC_0194 DSC_0195 DSC_0198 DSC_0200 DSC_0204In the afternoon we all came together for our TOO BIG CHALLENGE.

In teams of 4 we were given the challenge to build a structure that we could all fit inside.

We had limited materials and tokens ti ‘buy’ more materials…so we had to think hard about what we really needed.

Planning and thinking….DSC_0218 DSC_0219

It had to be strong…we were working as a team!DSC_0230 DSC_0235

We could make our structure attractive to look at.

DSC_0253 What would we spend our tokens on?DSC_0261 Is it a ship?DSC_0275 A castle?DSC_0277 DSC_0290Who cares! It was so much fun!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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