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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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.
Over the term the children will be learning about artists, Read more [...]
Our home-schooled children have been making hot air balloons last half term.
They were taught about what sculptures are, what materials can be used and tips for working with paper mache.
Children got to get their hands messy with paper mache and paint. They got to dip strips of paper into glue mixture and create 3 layers onto the balloon.
Have a look above at some of their fantastic striking hot air balloons!
Last week our home-schooled children focused on Handmade Jewellery making during Arts & Crafts lessons.
The children started with drawing their own creative designs of their own Jewellery and looked for inspiration from other resources.
They looked at a selection of necklaces, brooches and bracelets. They designed their own piece of jewellery and then made a simple bracelet.
Using beads, wire, thread and equipment such the mini Jewellery-making pliers set, the children were able to create Read more [...]
This term the children been exploring visual art looking at different materials such as felt, fabric different types of papers with various textures such as card, cellophane tissue paper and have looked at different shapes to create collages.
Many contemporary artists, such as Fred Tomaselli, continue to work in collage.
The boundaries of this medium are endless, and you will find many artists using some unusual materials.
Our home-schooled children have been creating some wonderful abstract work of art focusing on Marble painting.
Marbling has been around for over 1000 years, with beautiful examples in ancient Turkish and Japanese texts.
It is known as Suminagashi in Japan.
Today there are artists who specialise in ancient marbling techniques.
This was a fun and easy marble activity that allowed the children to self-direct their learning, while enhancing hand-eye co-ordination.
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Our home-schooled children have been developing a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour and pattern, using watercolours to create a background.
Firstly, the children used a small piece of paper to try out the watercolours. Then they used the skills to colour and create a picture of a hot air balloon.
From the above activity the children were able to use different techniques to show a range of textures.
They were also able to apply the techniques to a given image and identify Read more [...]
Children have been looking at Abstract Art focusing on Modern Art at Tuition Club.
The children have looked at various artists and focused on Sally Trace’s work.
Sally Trace's work focuses on fine art prints on canvas made from high resolution images of her original paintings.
They explored Sally Trace’s work using different Art mediums such as crayons, water colours and acrylics.
This allowed the children to visibly see the various effects that using different art materials have Read more [...]
Today our home-schooled students participated and made their own sweet dispensers.
Process: Pieces of wood had to be cut down to size and shape, they were then sanded down by the students, who then had to utilise the drill press, slot the parts together and use a glue gun.
All safety protocols were explained to the students beforehand, protective eye wear and ear muffs were likewise provided.
It is easy to list the benefits from woodworking for children. Here are a few:
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