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Design and Paint Your Own Placemat

This time, we make something we can use everyday. A placemat! Kids are asked to design patterns under a subject of "Cactus". First, they are designing patterns, starting with pencil sketch, define the shape and lines. Then design the colour fillings.   (more…)

Let’s Make Candle Glaciers

This amazing candle glacier project is done by 16 family teams. We can burn candles, we can melt them into liquid wax, we can shape them, change colours, change scent, there are so many things we can do with it. Why should we just trap them in regular shapes? That is the ...

Meeting Jackson Pollock

Meeting Jackson Pollock As our end of year project, I decide to let the children go wild and feel how a master would feel making their masterpieces. Jackson Pollock is one of the best and most well known abstract artists in the world. The painting style invented by him is "dripping". With ...

Monet’s Waterlilies

I am sure you will be surprised how children can react to colours with this subject. Monet is one of the best know impressionism artists. Now, we discard shapes and concentrate on colours. Using colour dots only to create a lovely painting. First, we need to use paper tape to create a ...

The world is in your hand

This is a great work done by Jasmine, she call it "the Wind" Visual art is not always about paintings or drawings, collage plays a big role. This time, children are encouraged to use various materials to create a scene or just a feeling. (more…)

Play with Paper

As you may know, Mattisse made paper collage a new world of art. Playing with paper has so much fun, they can be 2D and also 3D; it can be one layer, but also many layers. I encourage kids to use different papers with paints and brushes to organise their picture. It ...

Make Something with Light Clay

I like to use light clay with kids because they are easy to shape, easy to dry without leaving any cracks. The work can be preserved for quite a long time. Making something out of light clay means you have to understand the body of the object, square? round? cylinder? And ...

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