Age 7-11
Why is Blue Dog Blue?

Why is Blue Dog Blue?

I  loved this project! We did it towards the end of last year and I have been meaning to post it for a while – I had never heard of Louisiana artist George Rodrigue or his “Blue Dog” series until they started cropping up on Pinterest. I loved the simplicity and vibrancy of colour in...
Matisse - Goldfish bowls

Matisse – Goldfish bowls

We decided to continue with the Matisse theme, so have spent the last couple of weeks creating these wonderful goldfish bowl collages based on his painting “The Goldfish” 1922. This is my take on a project I have seen on pinterest and various art ed blogs. It has taken us 2 x 50 min sessions...
Matisse - cut outs

Matisse – cut outs

For our first session of the new year, we looked at the work of Henri Matisse (1869-1954) – specifically his later ‘cut-out’ work. We discussed how as Matisse got older, he was no longer able to paint and began to ‘paint with scissors’.
Family Farming competition

Family Farming competition

This year the children from both my groups have entered the annual UK Childrens Fine Art Competition The theme this year is “Family Farming”. After a shaky start and huge discussion as to what “family farming” actually is, everyone entered into the spirit of the theme. We looked at loads of examples and from these...
Dear Green Place

Dear Green Place

I LOVE printmaking with the kids. Yes, it might be hard work, messy, take longer to tidy up etc. etc. BUT the results are so worth it. I am lucky that the groups I work with are small, so makes printmaking achievable. It really is a magical process. We have been using styrofoam plates from...