Ebb and Flow

Really exciting news…

The Children’s Art School has secured the funding for this fantastic multi- art project this autumn half term thanks to Kirklees Arts in the Neighbourhood and Arts Council England.

We need enthusiastic young people to come and develop ideas in word, sound and paint around the theme of the river.

We will be creating BIG paintings to hang in the centre of Holmfirth along the river as an installation for several months…

Come and join us!

Places are funded so only £30 for 7 weeks. Sessions will be on Saturday afternoons 2-4.30pm at Hope Bank Works, Honley, starting January 9th 2016.

you will work with an artist, a musician and a poet

A great opportunity for local children! There will also be the opportunity to continue for a further 7 weeks to complete a Bronze Arts Award.

bronze poster

Look at our BIG DRAW!

Look at what happened to our BIG DRAW!

The Children’s Art School event for the BIG DRAW started on September 30th… and went on for over 8 weeks! Here’s what happened:

Wednesday art club started it off by creating a wall by using pencils to make a rubbing of the wall beneath the paper.

Then they drew around each other to create trees:






Next was Little Art Clubs turn… Using drawing to create lovely printed textures and then ripping the drawings up to create feathers for owls who will live in the big drawing…



Then all the Saturday Art School groups got stuck in.. more trees, more owls, creating stick men with sticks and adding characters into the drawing ..



big kids

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Then the public came in and added what they wanted to…


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Then it was Tuesday Juniors turn to be trees..






THEN Upperthong school came to join in… and when they left the srawing looked like this:



THEN year 4 from Honley Juniors come to have a go.. and added brilliantly observed stick men…



and THEN Saturday Art School seniors decided to bring the stick men out of the drawing and made them 3D…

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stick men

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and then we created  stick  men animations!:

…and Little Art club used the drawing as a backdrop to explore Where the Wild Things Are!


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FANTASTIC… a big draw thanks to everyone who contributed…it looks amazing!