Drawing and painting class

Great work being produced at our evening class for high school kids and grown ups.

       

This 6 week course aims to develop observation skills and to enable students to create the illusion of 3D using light and shade as well as begin to understand composition . We are exploring drawing and painting, using pencil, charcoal, collage and paint.

Using large decorating brushes and just black and white paint the group really enjoyed making these large scale pieces.. and look how confident these paintings are… and its only week 3!

 

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If you are interested in joining this course please contact us!

 

Halloween at The Children’s Art School

Our Intermediate and senior groups really outshone themselves with this fantastic Halloween big draw!

Using themselves (by drawing around each other) they used light and dark to create these skeletal/ghostly figures:

 

Seniors started adding an accessory here and there!!

 

Unity Day, Leeds

A great day full of energy and creativity at Unity Day in Hyde Park, Leeds.

Supporting University of Huddersfield and their Rotor project  we offered children and families the chance to get creative with cardboard  and  to visualise their community by drawing each other.

 

Thanks to the School of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Huddersfield for inviting us along!

Dragons at Castle Hill

The Dragon of Castle Hill

All our young artists at Byram Arcade have loved making  and creating dragons over the last few weeks!

Our Saturday Art School groups all contributed to creating this fantastic charcoal back drop…

The big 2d dragons were made collaboratively… and involved a lot of  splashing, pouring and dripping of paint…

as well as printing and collaging…

We made clay dragons

 

and dragon masks

dragon tails..

and some dragons were even snapped catching the lift in their wearable tractors!!

Then we took our dragons off the wall….

Little Art Club made an enormous orange dragon….

 

and a little green one too…

Junior Art Club worked brilliantly together to make a beautiful blue dragon…

They all looked great at Castle hill….

Of course we needed some knights to fight the dragons off….

and some of us made our own small pet dragons…which you can currently see perched on our window sills!!

…so far at Byram Arcade…

Only 6 weeks in to our residency and we are loving working with Huddersfield children in our studio at Byram Arcade.

So far we have created a cardboard town…

…with roads and buses….

….created wonderful paintings of the Huddersfield town centre exploring architectural  shapes and colours….

…. made charcoal drawings of the cardboard town created in the studio, exploring form and perspective…

…. made artwork about Huddersfield’s parks  using printing, painting and collage

….created bird masks of birds you might see in Huddersfield like jackdaws and waxwings  (famously spotted near Tescos!)

…..and made wearable tractors to mow the parks lawns!

THEN we all got excited about the dragon who once lived at Castle Hill…

    

Intermediates and Seniors started a BIG drawing of castle hill..

and everyone enjoyed exploring paint to create dragon skin

and making dragons out of clay…

we’ll be making wearable dragon masks and wings in the coming weeks and adding buildings, dragons and other creatures to the big drawing…. watch this space… or come and join in!

Spring Half term workshop fun!

We had some lovely busy workshops this half term creating collaborative collages all about Huddersfield Parks  (the artworks are all ready to be used on the Parks departments new vans!)

Some lovely colour through printing brightened up our grey and wet half term! And everyone loved making bird masks..

…..we had some lovely painted jackdaws and waxwings. Look our for them around Huddersfield!

 

FREE Art Workshops at Huddersfield Art Gallery

Working with Huddersfield Art Gallery and  the University of Huddersfield we are excited to announce our first FREE Art Workshop as part of the Rotor series of exhibitions.

The first workshop for young people aged 11-16yrs is on Saturday January 14th 1-3pm at Huddersfield Art Gallery.
This workshops will explore the ‘ Migrations’ exhibition and facilitate drawing and making as a response to the art works.
This Workshop is FREE but booking is essential as places are limited.
Contact Chloe 07806334728 / thechildrensartschool@gmail.com

Migrations is an exhibition of textile pieces curated by Prof Jessica Hemmings and is part of the ROTOR exhibitions developed by Huddersfield University.

Byram Arcade

Byram Arcade, here we come!

Our 6 month residency at Byram Arcade, Huddersfield starts 23rd January 2017.

Read more about it here: http://www.examiner.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/new-art-school-children-open-12293529

This is the timetable:

Booking is essential.  It’s a half termly sign up (we follow the school terms). There are only 4 weeks in that first block. We ask for payment for the half term at the first session or it can be paid by BACS.

for more information click here