Painting
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.