Category Archives: Little Art Club

city project

City Project

Over the last few weeks we have been creating a city in the studio.

First there were the big prints and collages by Little Art Club and Junior Art clubs. They imagined  skyscrapers and drew their own houses using monoprint techniques.

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Juniors and Intermediates explored the idea of a city skyline using monoprinting techniques:

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Then Little Art Club, Juniors and Intermediates started building skyscrapers with cardboard boxes and tubes:

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and then explored how to create concrete colours by mixing primary colours.

Colourful chimneys were added!

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Our Monday evening drawing class started the big drawing…

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and the city started to take shape…

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Little Art Club loved creating roads and buses to drive about the city…

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The cardboard city has made a great subject for learning about perspective…

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and then applying it on a large scale…

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now the city is almost finished our young artists are developing monsters who are going to start to inhabit… and even destroy the city….watch this space!!

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More Tentacles!

The tentacles theme is proving a real hit!

Everyone loves drawing a tentacle! From our pre-schoolers to our older teenagers and adults at Monday evenings drawing class.

Little Art Club have been using this theme to explore  circles. They made paper plate octopuses and used bottle tops to print suckers onto their tentacles. They practiced drawing and cutting out circles for spots and eyes..

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  Then we printed with bubble wrap….

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…layered with collage…

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…printed with stencils…

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…created texture through mark making…

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…and put it all together to make this GORGEOUS piece!:

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tentacles!

Inspired by the sea theme of The Little Mermaid our current project is using octopus tentacles to teach how to use use light and shade to create the illusion of 3D..This is going to be a really fun project for all our groups and teach them really valuable drawing skills…

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Our big drawing of a forest by the last school class to visit is changing into an underwater world…an octopuses garden! Our artists can apply their new skills to a large scale piece and make their tentacles weave in and out of our kelp forest..

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Little Mermaid

All our artists have been making 3D props for a local pantomime production of The Little Mermaid:

Little Art Club and Saturday Juniors created Octopuses…

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And this gorgeous, enormous, 2D whale:

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Whilst Intermediate and Juniors created  amazing 3D whales using just newspaper, masking tape and Kitchen roll:

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Everyone from our 2 year olds to our 16 year olds created papier mache fish to create a fabulous shoal of 50 colourful sea creatures:

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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:

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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…

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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 ..

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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..

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

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

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

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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!