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Kids school and holiday art clubs

Magnificent Machines

To conclude our project The Way things Go at Merton Park primary School after school art club we collaborated to make several giant collograph printed works.

We began by looking at the work of artists Fichilli and Weiss in two sessions where we investigated The Way Things Go and Playing Seriously. We then went on to look at Machine Parts and experimented with texture, examining the work of Richard Tuttle. (click the links to see how the project developed.)

Each final individual print was made using the collograph technique  we learnt earlier in the term.

See Beautiful Collographs and Ingenious Inventions

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We worked in groups to try different combinations, discussing new machine ideas as we went.DSC_0001-2 DSC_0001 DSC_0003 DSC_0010 DSC_0012 DSC_0013 DSC_0014

Some became figurativeDSC_0018DSC_0019 DSC_0020

Others linked in different purposeful ways.DSC_0021-2 DSC_0021 DSC_0023

Some were just decorative, exploring repetition and pattern, but we looked how the shapes could interlock, like the original machines parts we we observed in our drawings. See The Way Things GoDSC_0024 DSC_0028As it was our last session we then worked as a team to display our work for our parents to see.

We arranged our original drawings

DSC_0031The machines that inspired us

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Our collograph plates

DSC_0030DSC_0029-2And the final group works. Its a shame we didn’t have time to show the films we made of moving sculptures right at the start of the project.DSC_0033 DSC_0037 DSC_0039 DSC_0041

Mrs Gooderick our head teacher came to look! She was very impressed!DSC_0043 DSC_0046DSC_0045DSC_0049


We  entered our work into the Generation Art exhibition and it has been selected to be in a real life exhibition at Turner Contemporary (an art gallery in Margate) in June.

Here is the email I got!

Generation ART 2 D artwork submissions

Thank you for submitting artworks to Generation ART. Your submission was among 200 entries from across the country shown to a selection panel of art curators, educators, artists and young people. The panel were extremely impressed by the quality and variety of artworks submitted, as well as the imaginative range of themes, ideas and media. It was not an easy task for the selection panel to choose the final works to be included for the touring exhibition and online resource.

We are delighted to tell you that your submitted artwork: The Way Things Go (Group Work) has been selected for inclusion in the Generation ART touring exhibition. It will also feature in the Generation ART digital gallery and resource.

We are therefore writing to request the original artwork to be sent to us as promptly as possible, to ensure that it can be framed and included in Generation ART exhibition at Turner Contemporary, Margate on 2 June 2015.

We are SO Proud of you all!


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