“DART – Drama & Art Project” May. ‘ 17 Half Term- 4 day project
“DART – Drama & Art Project” Feb. ‘ 17 Half Term- 4 day project
DART - Art & Design Club
Based on the story by Samuel Pepys on the Great Fire of London
A joint collaboration with Vicki Hook from Musicella and Dancikella. The four days was full packed with art activity, music, performance and lots of playing. The children learned three songs, lots of movements and all had a role to play in the show as well as painting and decorating the stage, costumes and props.
“Minecraft Model Lanterns”
Minecraft workshop went very well. The children created models from their structures they made on the Minecraft game.
Pop Art week 1 Gallery
Pop Art week we discovered Roy Lichenstein who used popular culture images of cartoons, with lots of humour and technique. Bold colours. The children enjoyed creating their own characters in large using acrylic paints.
As well as Lichenstein we discovered other artists who used collage, such as Richard Hamilton, James Rosenquist who painted the popular images, using contradictory images next to each other to stir an uneasy emotion.
Edwardo Palozzi, who used magazine images of faces and overlapped them to make a new face and collages with painted graphic design- patterns and colour..
Surrealism week 2 Gallery
The children really enjoyed this week, it was very experimental and exploratory.
We used ink splatter to find subconscious imagery and then developed them to create a drawing / painting - this was very much influenced by Max Ernst's work where he used frotage and rubbings to find imagery for his fantastical paintings.
The frotage paintings the children made was created by rubbing from any object the children got a hold of to create textures -Chole found a horse and Iris another, Oscar a cobra, Ellis a sting ray and Jacob many aliens!!
As Max Ernst was also the precursor of collage, we created some strange and fantastical surreal imagery with collage.. Oh I do love this technique..
The most loved technique by the children was influenced by Juan Miro. We used black paint strokes to create patterns which we then found creatures and symbols in and as per Miro , they painted them with mostly primary colours, this exercise we returned to many times and had great fun making.
Chloe and Araleea were fortunate to be on the course all week and so we took advantage of making self portrait boxes with using collage and drawings of their favourite things to decorate the boxes and a beautiful portrait drawing with soft pastels to put on the back.
Adult Fine Art Class
My adult classes were held in Jesmond library, where everyone, whatever their ability learned to measure and draw from still life objects. Not only learning to see there was a lot of emphasis to be creative and let go!
I am pleased to quote one student “I never knew I love art so much, fancy waiting until I am 50 to find out”