Today we spent a whole hour listening to music, the rhythm, tempo and reacting to it on paper. Kids worked in pairs, every now and then changing their drawing partners. The artists that inspired us were Tony Orrico and Heather Hansen. It was noisy, messy, funny and most importantly not precious. Boom!



This project started by tracing the chosen image of an animal by using the continuous pencil line … while doing it, kids were encouraged to imagine the same line occupying the three dimensional space.  Once they were happy with their traced pencil images the next step was to translate it into wire structures and results are phenomenal!


We are continuing with dogs as our main subject, and why not?!…who doesn’t like a dog! 🙂
Looking into the decorative aspects of the Folk Art and trying to be creative with it, so some are more “bling” then others. Lots of colour, lots of patterns, and lots of talking, so some are more finished than others…I say, it is all a part of the creative process and the results are beautiful!


Last week we were looking at the ‘Scribble & Gesture’ style of drawing while peeking at some work of an artist Alberto Giacometti, and initial sketches of an architect Frank Gehry.  I love kids reaction to it …”what’s that, that’s not a good drawing! We can do that!” … yes of course you can, so let’s do it!!!!

And here they are, some fab, expressive and energetic drawings of dogs and occasional dog poo…bravoooo! 🙂


We were inspired by the bird illustrations I found on the Internet, unfortunately and sadly I have forgotten the name of this brilliant illustrator 🙁 … but maybe by seeing the kids work somebody might recognize and remember the artist’s name. Fingers crossed 🙂


How to mix colors on the palette, how to navigate your small working area, how to tell a story through the picture,  how to create an illusion of space by using shades and tints…and how to share some school gossip while producing some fine work. This is how they do it!  


This project is our last one this school year. We are glittered to our little eyeballs LOL. My lovely friend Mekette started it and today we finished it. Thank you all lovely artists for the effort, creativity, patience, and willingness. I hope to see you all soon. Have a lovely Summer Holidays and don’t forget to cream! 🙂 X IMG_8743 IMG_8744 IMG_8745 IMG_8746 IMG_8747 IMG_8748 IMG_8752 IMG_8754

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