Hi Guys This blog is continued over at http://artistsresource.co.uk/blog-2/ Come on over and see what we've been up to recently! With Warm Wishes Leona x Creator of Artists Resource and Lead Workshop Facilitator
Its been a while since I last posted, mainly because I've been focusing on getting the Facebook page up and running - please come by, 'like' and interact! As a bit of a change for this year, I'll only be posting my favourite images from the classes here - so you can look forward to that!
So! We got off to a flying start with a couple of Drawing projects. The first one was where the children drew each other in different poses! I particularly LOVE this drawing made by a 6 year old, isnt it just wonderful!
I also managed to capture this moment when one of the children was pretending to be a singer - just brilliant dont you think?!
For the last 2 weeks the children at Art Club made Shadow Puppets!
For the first week they got into groups and decided on what characters to make and how they could interact in a short 2 minute play.
Then they got down to work! Designing their characters and cutting them out of black card. Then they attached all the joints together with brass fasteners and attached kebab sticks to the back to animate them.
In the second week the children made slides using coloured lighting filters and paint. Then each group came into the film room to perform each of their plays.
It was so much fun! Here are the results in the finished films!
Each child was given a sheet or two of cardboard, 5 or 6 cardboard rolls (huge thanks to my mum for saving them for us!), a roll of selotape, 5 or 6 paper cups, coloured card and paper, some string, a few wooden kebab sticks, and some oil pastels.
The children loved making their castles, each one had unique characteristics. Some had flags, some had ladders, some had canons, some had drawbridges and others had gardens!