I wanted to share with you a recent project that I did with my Year 1 students. After they had completed the project Picasso’s quote came to my mind, here are 5 and 6 year olds showing the adults how it should be done. I hope you will agree with me. Advertisements
Possibly the best phrase to describe Turner’s late paintings would be ‘dissolve like mist’. But this mistiness was partly to do with his developing cataracts and a tremor which is most likely to have been the onset of Parkinson’s. Whilst this physical conditions need to be understood when studying Turner’s late works they do not… Continue reading Turner -the final years
Normally my blog postings are to show my students work or to high-light a technique used in art or to discuss a painting but instead I thought I would show you what I have been up to. The Easter holidays may have been upon us but I have been busy working at my school to… Continue reading What did you do over the holidays?
My reception classes have been exploring collage in all its variants and varieties and this particular project using mixed media of tissue, pastel and paint has been particularly successful. The scrunching of the tissue, and the application of pastel and paint all help develop young children’s fine motor skills. In addition the project helps them… Continue reading Fabulous Fruits!
This is a project that is perfect for this time of the year and is always very popular with the early years and Key stage one. The level of adult support needed will depend very much on the age of the child/children and their cutting skills. You will need A paper plate cotton wool, enough… Continue reading Snowman on a plate!
Here’s a last-minute idea for a home-made Christmas card but it could be used for other celebrations; as one of my young students said she’s going to save it for her mother’s birthday. The candle effect is made with wax resist and the whole card will take you about 30 minutes to make including drying… Continue reading Season’s Greetings!
Seasons Greetings! Here are some of my favourite snow scenes. Hunters in the snow by Bruegel the elder 1563 Surely this painting is in everyone’s favourite snow paintings. The composition is flawless, we are there with the hunters surveying the wintry scene below. The ice-tone cool colours giving the feeling of relentless cold.The bending bodies… Continue reading Let it snow!