This week's inspiration comes from Canadian artist Emily Carr, whose dark and rhythmic forest landscapes with their vast spiritual skies provided the children with an opportunity to explore how to compose a dramatic scene in a tonal colour palette. The children practised using quick swooshing strokes of the brush to create movement and texture. We were blown away by the results for a group of artists all under age 8!
Using Warhol's iconic artwork for Velvet Underground's album cover as inspiration the children explored how to make a pop art print in today's masterclass. They each chose either a banana or apple to work with and practised drawing them in black marker pen and felt tips. They each then selected a set of coloured contrasting papers and drew out their bananas or apples on 4 of the squares. To create the pop art print effect they painted the inside skin of the banana or apple i
To explore the connection between heaven, earth and the underworld we took a closer look at Klimt's Tree of Life in today's class. The children created their own tree landscapes using gold paper which they collaged onto their backgrounds. The ripped and cut spirals for their extending branches with really unique results. To add symbolism they all found motifs and object from magazines that meant something to them and their own life and adorned their branches with them. Th
A lovely way to brighten up the start the Picassos in the Park year with a look at Monet's painting Impression, Sunrise that coined the term Impressionism itself. We asked all the children to think about an amazing sunrise they might have seen and to imagine its reflection, the horizon and the colours it created. They all painted an orange wash to give their masterpieces the glow of sunrise before mapping out their compositions. Using the short sharp brushstrokes identifiab