The story so far… You may remember in a recent blog posting….Lead by example where I spoke about the need to always produce an example when working with young students. This image comes of course from Paul Klee’s Cat & Bird which I was introducing to my Year 2 students, that’s 6 rising 7 years… Continue reading The Cat’s whiskers.
Currently I am working in a small catholic primary school and I was asked by the R.E teacher to come up with a lesson plan reflecting the Lent diary leading up to Easter. The challenge for my Year 5 students was to firstly to enlarge the central image of the cross with the symbolic rising… Continue reading The journey from Lent to Easter
Tomorrow our thoughts turn to mothers everywhere and so I thought I would share with you a recent work that my Year 4 students have just completed as part of a theme based on how Spring is portrayed and celebrated around the world. Their challenge was to draw and colour a container of daffodils. We… Continue reading Happy Mothering Sunday
We all have our favourite ways for getting into the ‘zone’ that place that allows us to just totally focus on our creative work to exclusion of all else. I find the most successful ways are ones where you can trick the brain before all those negative inner voices start. I have done this very… Continue reading Top tip for getting into the zone
It may seem obvious but when teaching art to children you must always provide them with an example of the art work. It is not enough just to show them an example on an interactive white board. They need to be able to see the effect of the media on the paper and the… Continue reading Lead by example
c Christ driving the traders from the Temple by El Greco about 1600 This was the chosen painting today for the National gallery’s ‘talk & draw’session.The painting itself has all the hallmarks of the mannerist style with its elongated figures and theatrical composition but presented in a way that was unique to El Greco. Seventeen… Continue reading Painting of the month