This was a twist on the Christmas Card snowman/animal lesson I did for Year 3 in previous post. The same lesson content as before but rather than the children drawing a snowman or snow animal we read the Snowman and snow dog. Looked at the video (such a treat) and then I gave [...read more]
This is a great lesson for Year 3 as it enables them to paint, collage and experiment in a 1 hour lesson. First part of the lesson Watercolour techniques: Taking Out using cotton buds, A Wash using blue and water. Using watercolours not ready mix paint. Pupils make a dark blue wash and [...read more]
For many years I didn't use Step-by-step drawing books with pupils as I always had enough material to use but since running a lunchtime Art club I have found that these books can be wonderful for independent learning. Also as the club is only 30 minutes it is practical to [...read more]
Such a fun lesson for Year 5. The project is almost finished and the sketchbook work is stunning. Parents evening was great as I was able to show them this work in progress. Paper Pulp We looked at the subject of food in art and for some strange reason the children absolutely loved [...read more]
Junior Art Club Project This was a fun project to do for Art Club. We looked at an image I got from Pinterest and the children got very excited about what they were going to make. I gave each pupil 3 lolly sticks, one wooden peg and a button. They used acrylic paint [...read more]
I was amazed at my Yr8s homework last week. They were given an image of Monet's Haystacks and blue sugar paper with about 7 pieces of chalk to take home and they created some beautiful images.
The Yellow Cow by Fans Marc 1911 This is a great lesson to introduce expressionism to Yr3. I just showed them one painting and we talked about it, what colours were used and what was the cow doing etc. The pupils then were given watercolours and they painted their own version. When [...read more]
This is my drawing when I was about 6 years old. It is of myself 2nd left and my twin sister left, my older sister and finally my younger sister Britt far right. For some reason we are nurse cats. I can still remember the jealousy and infighting through this picture. [...read more]