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Taking a breather!

Taking a wee rest from Art Space Glasgow for a while. Have fun making and creating – and enjoy browsing the archive! Louisa x
Chalk pastel peacocks

Chalk pastel peacocks

Another simple project, with lots of success. VERY messy, but we all LOVE the chalk pastels and the intensity of colour. The kids worked on black sugar paper to draw their peacocks. They worked from a selection of pictures that I found online, but were pretty much given free rein to approach it as they...
Circus prints

Circus prints

The Thursday group have been working hard on their circus prints. A messy process, but the results are always worth it. This time we used a technique we had used before. – We paint background papers with vibrant inks before printing on them the following week. You have to watch that the black printing ink...
Modigliani inspired - again!

Modigliani inspired – again!

Absolutely LOVE this project. Each time I do it with a new group, the results are fantastic. So much personality! Original post here: With thanks to Artprojectsforkids
A few more prints

A few more prints

Loving these collograph prints – the proofs as well as the painted backgrounds.
Collograph Prints

Collograph Prints

I LOVE printmaking. yes, it’s messy and involves more tidying up (and yes, we are short on space, so there are prints piled up everywhere (NOTE TO SELF: sort washing line!), but oh it is so worth it. I was inspired by a post from Spalding Elementary where they had used the collograph technique to...
Robots

Robots

We needed a simple project that the kids could complete while others were finishing off their fish prints. I chose robots! The kids drew in pencil – taking inspiration from a few images I had brought along, but were basically left to their own devices. The next stage was to paint their robots in a...
More sponge printing and Rousseau inspired tigers

More sponge printing and Rousseau inspired tigers

Everyone loved the sponge printing flowers so much that I decided to continue with it for our next project. The children learnt about Henri Rousseau – they loved the book The fantastic jungles of Henri rousseau, especially the fact that Rousseau was self taught. I love reading with the kids at the beginning of a...
Sponge printing

Sponge printing

This was a fantastic lesson – inspired by the poinsettia lesson on Deep Space Sparkle A few plates of paint, some cotton buds and a pile of sponges from the pound shop were all that was needed. Will definitely run this project again with my after school kids.
Scottish sheep!

Scottish sheep!

The children in the art clubs, along with P6/7 pupils have been working hard to produce art work for our art exchange with San Vicente Ferrer Primary School in Chile. My group of 5-7 year olds decided to focus on wildlife around the West coast of Scotland this year. We have seals, dolphins, beavers, otters...
Red Winter birds

Red Winter birds

A lovely Wintry themed collage/paint project with my P1-P3 groups (age 5-7). The children first did a guided drawing of their bird before outlining in sharpie and painting in red. I set up 2 work stations – one for painting the backgrounds (lots of watery paint and a smattering of salt) and a birch tree...
Modigliani Portraits

Modigliani Portraits

One of my (and the kids) favourite projects of the year. Oil pastel on black sugar paper (A3). We looked at the work of Amedeo Modigliani, noting his elongated faces, large eyes, black outlines. Kids undertook a guided drawing to get the correct elongated proportions of a Modigliani portrait. I encouraged them to take up...