Tactile learning- Creating a Texture Collage in Art!

Tactile learners learn best through movement.

In Art & crafts our home-schooled children have been looking at images of buildings through feel and texture.

They have got to experience and remember patterns using their fingers creating a texture collage.

This activity helped those experiential artists because it adds a tactile aspect to the activity.

Using a wide range of materials with a variety of textures the children got to cut out random geometrical shapes to create their texture collage.

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Paper Collage during Art!

Our home-schooled children have been looking at the foundations of a picture in order to create a paper collage.

They worked on imitating the texture of the building and created shadows with the black highlights along with the white.

Paper collage is a technique of an art production where the artwork is created using an assemblage of different forms and shapes using paper.

These forms and shapes eventually create a whole image.

The children focused on looking at texture and the feel touch approach to create their paper collage.

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Handbag Project-Sewing Process

Following on from planning and design the children have been working on creating their bags demonstrating their sewing skills using a wide range of materials.

Some of the students opted to use felt material to create their bags.

Felt is a durable, moisture-repellent and heat-insulating material and can be made of both, natural or synthetic fibres.

It is easy to work with and can be used on both sides because both surfaces are the same.

The children went on to draw and cut out the the pattern pieces in order to start stitching.


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Handbag Project-Planning and Design Process

Some of our home-schooled children are in the first stage of designing their very own printed handbag.

They have started planning whereby the children will eventually go through the design process to create a product

In the next few weeks they will move on to demonstrate their sewing skills.

Children will learn how to make a paper template of the bag and how to sew a running stitch, backstitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch.

Finally, when they have made their handbags children will learn how to write a detailed evaluation.

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Types of Mark-Making in Art

Children have been looking at Ian Murphy’s drawings and focusing and developing upon mark-making over the last half-term.

Mark making is still a pure form of the artist unique self-expression of the communicative process.

The children created representational artworks using mark making.

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Artist Ian Murphy’s inspired like drawings!

Ian Murphy is a UK based Fine artist of 30 years, known for his passion for journeys, inspiring his artworks. The rugged and eroded landscape, both natural and the constructed, feature strongly in his visual stimulus, as he seeks to investigate the environments that fracture and decay to get the best ideas for his mixed media canvases in the studio.

Our home-schooled children have been looking at his drawings and have produced some excellent thumbnail sketches inspired by his artwork.

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Using Watercolour Techniques on Individual Paintings!

Our home-schooled children have taken each of their individual paintings and have added colour to their artwork.

Using watercolours, they have been able create a painting whereby light reflects off the white of the paper and bounces up through the colours, giving it a luminosity.

Also, by using a range of brushes the children were able to experiment with different sizes to work out what would be ideal for those little details within their artwork.

Watercolour techniques such as working from light to dark have helped build the values up layer by layer to arrive at the effect that was intended.

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Famous Paintings by Van Gogh!

Our home-schooled children have been learning all about the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh.

Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch artist. He painted portraits and landscapes and used watercolours and oil paints.

He is famous for using bright colours and bold brushstrokes in his work.

He painted in a style called Post-Impressionism.

The children have been focusing on two of his famous paintings, Sunflowers (1888) and Starry Night (1889) and producing some excellent sketching artwork using a variety of directional lines.

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Grid Drawing Method in Art!

Children have been developing observational skills by creating tonal grid drawing during Art lessons.

The grid method involves drawing a grid over your reference picture/photo, and then drawing a grid of equal ratio on your work surface/paper.

Drawing complex objects purely by eye, without any visual aid like construction lines, or a physical aid like a proportional divider can be difficult.

However, using the grid method can help with drawing objects or pictures which require accuracy.

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European Art: Drawing Broken Buildings

Our home-schooled children have focusing on drawing skills, looking carefully at the work of European artist Anselm Kiefer.

Using the Photo pack of images and a PowerPoint to scaffold the discussion of Anselm Kiefer’s work they have presented some great artwork of crumbling buildings.

The children looked at facts about Anselm Kiefer’s life and work and their artwork focused on  features of a building, including windows and doors.

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