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Snow Dog Christmas Card lesson

November 4, 2017

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]

Beautiful Yr3 Christmas painting lesson

November 4, 2017

  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]

Step-by-step drawing books can be really good for independent learning.

October 29, 2017

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]

Great Lesson for Year 5: Food in Art

October 27, 2017

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: Recycled Wooden Peg Aeroplanes

October 27, 2017

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]

Yr 8 Monet / chalk on blue sugar paper

October 25, 2017

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.  

Lovely Yellow Cow lesson with Yr3

October 25, 2017

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]

Great Lesson for Year 3/4/5: Toys in Art

October 23, 2017

This was a great project to do with Year 3 and also Year4&5. I showed them different works of art that had a toy theme and we discussed what they liked about the pieces. Then I put out lots of old toys that I had kept in a box. The toys had [...read more]

Keep your childhood drawings.

October 15, 2017

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]

L.S.Lowry lesson idea for Yr4

October 15, 2017

This is a great lesson to do with Yr 4. Paintings by L.S.Lowry are perfect for this age range as he only uses 6 colours so you to could limit your colour palette. Also he adds such drama in his paintings with titles such as A Fight and The Accident [...read more]