Space – Acrylics on Canvas

This week the Friday group had the challenge of creating their own space themed acrylic painting on canvas. They were encouraged to paint straight onto the canvas without sketching a design first to help everyone get use to the idea of building their painting up with layers. The first layer was several different shades ofContinue reading “Space – Acrylics on Canvas”

Chalk Pastels and Space

A couple of the children finished off their watercolour paintings from last week before joining everyone else in creating some chalk pastel pictures Everyone threw themselves into their chalk pastel space themed pictures with a real mix of chosen subjects. We have Saturn, a nebula, behind the moon with some nebula clouds, our solar systemContinue reading “Chalk Pastels and Space”

Watercolour Nebula Paintings

During the first half of the session the children experimented with how they can manipulate the texture of watercolour paint using different household products. They had access to bleach, brushes, bubble wrap, cling-film, foil, rice, salt, sponges and tissue paper.During the second half of the session everyone chose a picture of a nebula as theContinue reading “Watercolour Nebula Paintings”

Derbyshire Wildlife Final Piece – Part 4

Today is the final session on the wildlife art, a couple of the children created some more yarn paintings to add to our display whilst one of the children worked on their fox. The yarn paintings have been incredibly time consuming but the end result is fantastic. Next week we will be starting our newContinue reading “Derbyshire Wildlife Final Piece – Part 4”

Derbyshire Wildlife Final Piece – Part 3

Everyone made an incredible amount of progress today and to help with the adhesive paper issue we started cutting off the areas it was applied that would not have yarn attached. Looking at the yarn paintings closely I think the patterns that the yarn makes reminds me of some of the colouring pages you findContinue reading “Derbyshire Wildlife Final Piece – Part 3”

Derbyshire Wildlife Final Piece – Part 2

During the second session spent on the animal artwork we had a few mishaps with the adhesive paper meaning one of the pieces of art needed redrawing and new adhesive paper adding. The adhesive paper can get stuck firmly to the protective coating that is meant to help it keep it’s stickiness. Everyone worked hardContinue reading “Derbyshire Wildlife Final Piece – Part 2”

Drafting Animal Ideas for the Display – Part 2

During our second drafting session two of the children finished their draft ideas and the third tested out yarn painting with adhesive paper instead of glue. They found the adhesive paper worked a lot better as any folds and bends stayed in place a lot better than previous attempts in their sketchbook with glue. TheContinue reading “Drafting Animal Ideas for the Display – Part 2”

Drafting Animal Ideas for the Display – Part 1

This week the Friday group have started planning what animal and materials they would like to use for their contribution to our display. They had access to watercolour paint, acrylic paint, chalk pastels, drawing pens, oil pastels and collage materials. One of the children quite enjoyed limiting themself to using just yarn for their fox.Continue reading “Drafting Animal Ideas for the Display – Part 1”