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...
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...
Paste Paper books

Paste Paper books

We made tiny wee books by folding and cutting a plain sheet of A4 paper. Covers were made using 1/2 a piece of one of our decorated A4 paste papers (original post here). Do not under-estimate how long the paper-folding will take!! – and a few practise goes were definitely in order first! Paper weaving...
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’.
Klimt's Tree of Life

Klimt’s Tree of Life

I came across this Gustav Klimt inspired lesson on Deep Space Sparkle.  We did this project over the last 2 weeks of term before the Christmas break.