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Extraordinary Animals

Imaginary animal puppet created at the Children's Art School holiday art course led by Julia Millette

In our fourth Easter day we invented animals. We started thinking about how to invent imaginary animals by playing a drawing game. We each drew an animal’s head, then passed our drawing to the next person who drew an animal’s body… Then we looked more carefully at animals by drawing them. We shared ideas for our [...]

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The Art of Book Illustration

Sharing illustrations at Children's Art School holiday illustration course led by Pencil and Help

Our third Easter Holiday Art Course was all about book illustration. Led by artists and educators, Mark Oliver and Mark Long AKA Pencil and Help, we learned the papercut illustration technique and worked together to create our very own illustrated book. We started off looking at examples of papercut illustration, like these, and thinking about [...]

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Amazing Objects

Modelling exercise from sculpture course using everyday objects by artist Karen Logan at the Children's Art School

On Thursday of half-term we transformed everyday objects into an amazing collection of super sculptures with the help of artist, Karen Logan. We started the day with a peek at the work of contemporary British artists Jim Lambie and Laura White. We saw how Jim Lambie transforms our sense of space with his colourful floor [...]

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Celebrating Colour

Children exploring colour in painting at Children's Art School holiday course led by artist, Karen Logan

In contrast to Monday’s drawing in black and white course, we spent the Wednesday of half-term investigating colour in painting with artist, Karen Logan. In fact, Karen banned black and white from our palates for the whole day to help us think about how to mix and use paint to achieve different effects. We began [...]

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Printing from Nature

Girl showing her finished print at the half-term printmaking workshop at the Children's Art School with artist, Chrys Allen

Tuesday brought glorious sunshine, which was perfect for our Beastly and Beautiful Print-Making course led by artist, Chrys Allen. Not only was our room lovely and light, one of the day’s tasks involved foraging outside for natural shapes and textures to use in our prints. Chrys welcomed everyone to the course with a metre of [...]

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3D Drawing

Making still life sketches in the children's art school half term 3D drawing course with artist, Chrys Allan

Our first February half-term course was all about drawing. We spent an illuminating day exploring shape, tone and lines with artist, Chrys Allen. Using only black and white in a series of entertaining activities we discovered how to create 3D forms and a sense of depth in our pictures. We began by making plasticine shapes and illuminating them [...]

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