Chalk pastels
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...
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...
Paul Klee cats

Paul Klee cats

Another art lesson that was inspired by the art – ed – blogosphere – unfortunately I can’t find the original link. Paul Klee’s “Cat and Bird” from 1928 was the inspiration for this project. We discussed the ‘feeling’ of the painting and each child had to decide what their cat was dreaming about and include...
Paul Klee 'Senecio' (1922)

Paul Klee ‘Senecio’ (1922)

I found this Paul Klee inspired lesson from Anne Farrell’s blog Use Your Coloured Pencils.¬† It was a huge success. The kids painted their paper (using rollers) at the end of the previous lesson so they could dry out properly, and started the project¬† the following week. The rollered orange backgrounds were a great idea...
Highland Coos

Highland Coos

Kids did a guided drawing of a highland cow. They then outlined their drawings in black oil pastel before moving on to the beautiful (and messy!) chalk pastels to colour in their cows. They were given free rein with colour / style.