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Pen and Brush

Pen, pencils, brushes, these tools are being used very often everyday, too often to pay attention to them maybe.  But they are so different. Have we you ever think about why? Pen and brushes studied during the class The lesson introduces ten plus different types of pen and brushes. Get students to observe ...

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…)

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 ...

Water Colour Experiment

Watercolour is an extremely interesting painting media for both adults and children. It changes dramatically by using different mixing techniques, and there are many other materials we can use to create unique textures. For the first class, we have been testing Five Basic Techniques to introduce watercolour to our students. (more…)

Colour Mixing Magic

I love to get children experiencing how different colours can be produced just by mixing three primary colours. It is easy for them to make orange, green, or purple. But there are many other colours. For example, there can be ten different levels of orange, some are lighter, some are stronger. ...

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 ...
Pencil Still Life

Pencil Drawing

As another observation attempt, we use pencil instead of colours focusing on shape, outline, volume, and relationships of the objects. Material we use: Soft pencil (6B), plastic eraser, hard paper Objects we use: Still life Class content: Observation + Creation I encourage children to look and observe carefully by using my finger outlining the ...

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