As we are approaching the third week of advent I thought I would share with you my various classes Christmas cards designs. We work with a card company who turn their designs into shop style cards which the parents have a chance to order. Starting with the youngest. The lower school had a set design… Continue reading It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
The way a London museum or gallery chooses to advertise itself tells you a lot about how it wishes to portray itself and the kind of audience it is trying to appeal to. Over the years that has changed but here are just a few examples. Everything is carefully considered from the chosen images to… Continue reading What’s in a name?
Sweaty shoes Rachel Hodgson, the drawing year 2017-18 oil pastel on paper I recently went to Christie’s to see the royal drawing school’s postgraduate exhibition The drawing year 2017-18 There was every conceivable style and type of media used with vibrant colours and monochromes and I was taken on a journey of different moods and… Continue reading The future of art is looking bright
Rachel Ruysch flowers in a glass vase with a tulip 1716 Rachel Ruysch the Dutch seventeenth century flower painter was certainly a woman not to be underestimated as I discovered in the National Gallery’s recent sketch tour. No struggling lowly artist was she. Receiving commissions from Princes and nobility throughout Europe. Towards the end of… Continue reading Never underestimate a woman!
I thought I would share with you a recent fun project I did with my Year 2 s.The original project used just buttons and P.V.A glue but I adapted it to using tissue and cellophane. The great thing about the P.V.A (unlike flour and water paste) is that you can just keep adding the layers… Continue reading Button bowls
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.
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