WHEN I create a piece in 3D in contrast to 2D it’s a very different experience. That tactile touch gives a special bond with your material Under your hand that lump of clay takes on a form, contour and shape that seems almost like a magical transformation. Then in viewing a 3D piece when one… Continue reading 3d Art Adventures..a special bond
WE are told that there is a huge interest in modern art and certainly the numbers of people going to Tate modern and other contemporary galleries would testify to this. Yet if you asked any one of my young students what it takes to be a bona fide ‘artist’ they would reply to be able… Continue reading Modern Art Adventures…start here
PEOPLE are often surprised when I tell them that I have taught art history to children as young as five. Younger or older, my students have always had a fascination for what it means to ‘be an artist’. “What paint pictures all day?” one of them asked me, “in essence yes” I replied. One of the… Continue reading Art in Action…the story so far
THIS is a portrait done by one of my year four students (eight year olds) carved onto clay and inspired by the Cubist movement. The idea comes from my 3D Art Adventures
TIPS and points of guidance to help you when taking your child to an art gallery. Prepare Check out the gallery’s web site and have a good look at their collection. Also check to see if they have any special children’s activities planned. Tell your child about the proposed visit and ask them if there… Continue reading Going to the gallery (with children)
I am excited to share with you my latest forthcoming book 3D art adventures to be released this May! With a host of new and exciting great art inspired projects from ancient to modern in a variety of surprising media.
THIS is a project I did with my year 6 class inspired by the work of the IItalian Futurists of the early 20th century. We made a template for an animal and then moved it on to capture the sense of movement. They then chose the colours to emphasise the sense of movement. There are… Continue reading Futurist inspired artwork