Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Fibre Art #2, V5

What can you make with a tangled mountain of wool?

The following aren't complete. One full day wasn't long enough.  

9 and 10 year olds.

I took this stitching lesson yesterday and will be taking it on Thursday also. It makes for such a lovely day. The children amazed me with their dedication and attention to detail.  See yesterdays post for more details.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Fibre Art V6

9 and 10 year olds.

It was delightful working with older children and stitching. I have worked like a mad thing when I have taken stitching with younger children. A little tip from a blogging collegue may have contributed  quite a lot. Thank you Cassie. Check out her little video here. Threading needles. This tip is brilliant. This left only 2 or 3 children challenged by threading.

Todays goal was to introduce several different stitches and have them incorporated in a piece of art.

I taught the process slowly. This enabled all the children to be sucecessful.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Jack and the Beanstalk K2

Observational drawings of feathers.

The trunk.
The beanstalk.

The castle.

5 year olds.

I read the first part of the story "Jack and the Beanstalk". I stopped when Jack got to the top of the beanstalk. The children made their own beanstalk by cutting out a trunk and adding leaves. They cut leaf shapes out of green pages in magazines.

I read a little more. The children designed their own castles, after a lovely discussion about what a castle looks like. They used black crayon and pastels.

I read some more. The children made the giant using pen and coloured pencils.

I read to the end and they made Jack, climbing the beanstalk, using markers and jovis. We discussed what his legs and arms would be doing. 

The children put their picture together on a large piece of black paper. 


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