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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!!

 

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!

 

Honley Feast Parade 2017

We have loved being part of the Honley Feast Parade in collaboration with Rhythm Sticks.

With a  nod to the history of Honley Feast when the day would start with a circus parading through the streets Katie Mallard from Rhythm Sticks led a samba band wearing hand-made costumes-(lions and giraffes ) and children from Farnley Tyas school (elephants) through the streets and to the Honley Feast site. They looked and sounded fantastic!

Photo courtesy of Sandie Nicholson www.photosofyorkshire.com
Photo courtesy of Sandie Nicholson www.photosofyorkshire.com
Photo courtesy of Sandie Nicholson www.photosofyorkshire.com
Photo courtesy of Sandie Nicholson www.photosofyorkshire.com
Photo courtesy of Sandie Nicholson www.photosofyorkshire.com

And it was lovely to have on of the Giant Jackdaw puppets- originally made for Holmfirth Arts Festival- flying about again…

Thank you to everyone who got involved..you looked fantastic!

Photo courtesy of Sandie Nicholson www.photosofyorkshire.com

 

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!

Oaks Primary at Byram Arcade

As part of our Byram Arcade residency Oaks Primary School, Huddersfield  brought 15 classes  to experience making large scale artwork. Each group had an afternoon with us in our studio and the results were fantastic.

 

Each Year group had a different theme..

Yr 4’s were exploring the theme ‘Pollution Solution’

We made a BIG print which shows Huddersfield’s skyline. The children then explored other print techniques to show what pollutes our world and  also robots, wind turbines and other potential and imagined solutions…

 

Yr 5’s looked at our relationship with space…. can you see Emley mast and Castle Hill…?! They used a variety of print techniques and also played the ‘shape game’ to create brilliant aliens!

And Yr 3′s who have been learning about the Vikings at school got to grips with using light and dark to create the illusion of 3d on their tentacles and really enjoyed creating sea monsters for their beautiful sea prints..

We created a whopping 15 large scale collaged prints and they looked great hanging in the Arcade….

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!!

Robots!

What a great project this has been! Building, painting, drawing, collaging and printing robots…

 Everyone has really loved it! Little Art Club made robots…

Painted robots..

and created dramatic backdrops for the robots..

Juniors made robots,

painted robots….

drew their robots….

created dramatic skies…

made a fabulous collage of their robots…

and created their own stamps to make these lovely prints.

Intermediates made robots….

Painted robots…..

drew their robots

and created these prints of their robots.

Seniors made robots…

drew from their robots…

and explored composition, perspective and light and dark to create these fantastic paintings..

…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!