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Creating Mesmerising Marble Paintings in Art & Crafts!

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. The children got to create Read more [...]

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Developing watercolour painting techniques!

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 [...]

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Students Create Vibrant Abstract Art Canvases focusing on Modern Art!

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 [...]

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Wood Workshop – 08/05/2018

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: Emotional/Social: Read more [...]

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