Age 5-7
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
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...
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 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...
Exhibition time! Let's Create...

Exhibition time! Let’s Create…

June has come around so fast and the Summer holidays are fast approaching! We have been busy in the after school clubs preparing for our end of term shows. This year they coincide with Children’s Art Week. if you are in Glasgow city centre on Tuesday 17th June between 3pm-5pm do pop in and have...