Thursday, 17 December 2015

2015 Art Days Completed

I have taught my last art day for 2015.  Some of the memorable lessons are worth revisiting in 2016. They never come out the same which is an indication that children play a big part in the process.

I've selected one lesson from each month.

Koru exploration with 5 year olds

Etching, weaving and ink.

James was a very small snail

Camouflaged tigers

Wire, clay and paper figures.


Dino stick puppets and their shadows

Print making...subject: baby carrots.

Game boards


Laurel Burch's cats.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Christmas art V4

The children worked well with the hot glue gun. 

This was a challenge for some.

9 and 10 year olds.

I have taken all the lessons we did today, with younger children over the past few weeks. The day was peppered with interruptions: road patrol, last minute conferences, leavers singing practice, etc.
I had a feeling the day would be like that, so having a collection of art activities to do was a good idea.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Christmas Decorations M12

7. Learning Environment 

8 year olds
We were creating lovely Christmas images and decorations today.

The Christmas tree decoration that could hold sweets was from here. Many thanks to the blog poster. I couldn't understand the instructions so we made it up as we went. 

The stick stars were held together with hot glue and painted with water colour paint.

The Christmas star tree was made using stars that we found and decorated. 

I gave the iPad to the children to take photos of todays art process. 143 photos later....

I've done a bit of pruning.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Trees in the Living Room K2

Observational drawings of feathers.

 5 year olds.

The first day in the art room for the majority of the children today.
There are too many of them. 25. It's the way the cookie crumbles. They turn 5 and they come to school. It is too close to the end of the year to begin a new class, so they start to stack up.

That aside, they were very focussed and had a productive day. Especially considering how tired they are ... and me.

They made a lovely observational drawing followed by a tissue collage Christmas tree.
They painted a room where the Christmas tree will stand.

They put the two pieces of art together after lunch and added decorations, presents and people.


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