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Taking a breather!

Taking a wee rest from Art Space Glasgow for a while. Have fun making and creating – and enjoy browsing the archive! Louisa x
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...
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...
Paste Paper Weavings

Paste Paper Weavings

So finally, what we did with all those paste papers PART 1 (and we still have left-overs for further projects!). We created a very simple paper loom by folding a piece of A4 paste paper in half. Then we cut strips at approx 1 inch intervals. I advised the younger kids to make fatter strips...
Paste Paper Experiments

Paste Paper Experiments

This weekend, the kids and I decided to experiment with paste papers for using in my after school art club. This is something I hadn’t come across before seeing them on Pinterest. It was great fun and I think we have only scratched the surface with it – so many possibilities… I found a fantastic...


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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...
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...
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.