Monthly archive October, 2014
Autumn birch trees

Autumn birch trees

I love this project. You find it being posted time and again on pinterest and art education blogs – and for good reason: Everyone has “success”; it can be adapted to the different seasons (I have also done a ‘wnter’ version); it can be completed in one session and is embraced by all age groups....
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

This is a simple last minute Halloween project I did with both my groups last year. It took 2 sessions – the first painting the tint (adding white) and shade (adding black or complimentary colour) moon + night skies and the 2nd cutting out the spooky stencils. Think I under-estimated how tricky it would be...
Oh the Places You'll Go - Part 2

Oh the Places You’ll Go – Part 2

This was a 2 part Dr Seuss project that I undertook with my older group (ages 8 through to 11). First up, the Truffula trees from the Dr Seuss book ‘The Lorax’. I have to say this was not an enjoyable process! Most of the kids found it quite hard and got very frustrated. However...
Oh the Places You'll Go! - Part 1

Oh the Places You’ll Go! – Part 1

This is a project I did with the younger ones towards the end of the Summer term. We wanted to use up some more of our beautiful paste papers – and who doesn’t love a bit of Dr. Seuss? So we decided to each make paste paper collage hot air balloons. We first read “Oh...