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Painting 0146 by David Hockney, exclusive to the Guardian

Who do you belong with, feel safe with, trust? Where is your special place? Who would you share it with?

Art Club 2021 is for everyone because our school belongs to everyone and everyone has a contribution to make to play. We are inviting every child, with their family if they wish, to make a patch for a quilt of them ' belonging'. Our quilt will show how everyone belongs differently but that we all belong together.

Whether a person, animal, teddy, plant or imaginary friend who you belong with is welcome on our quilt.

Whether a house, flat, garden, den or imaginary place, we'd love to include your special space on our quilt.

Catch Ms S reading Voyage to the Bunny Planet - three stories about where three different people belong. what would we notice on your Bunny Planet?

1 intro quilting ARTCLUB.mp4
Mrs Helliwell has provided some super short videos and instructions to help everyone to get inspired.Please email a photograph of you work to to include it in the Cave summer show Hunker. Bring your patch into school and we will include it in what we hope will be a beautiful quilt where we all have a place.

February 2021

be a cave artist

Can you create a gallery in your house or a window so passers by can admire your work?

Sharing work helps you develop as an artist. You can learn from other artists. The Cave Gallery is an online space for children and young people to share their work. Our first show will be called Hunker. Find out more about it by visiting the Cave.

May 2020 - isolation

Here's a lovely film sent to me by Mrs W (do take a look). Also, I thought this small sculpture (model) by Anthony Gormley in response to being isolated at home was very moving. I wonder how the man in the model is feeling? He might be a bit fed up or listening to birdsong or thinking about his future. You might see something else in this little figure. You will all be experiencing lockdown very differently so this month's #coronaART challenge is to make a model of yourself that shows how you are feeling or something you are doing in lockdown. It will be interesting to see your different takes on isolation and we will understand one another better and see the world differently through having a look at the world through each other's eyes. Some of you will have modelling clay at home: play-doh, plasticine or fymo. Some of you may have clay or clay soil outside. If you'd like some modelling clay but don't have any to hand here's a recipe.

George's isolation
Henry's isolation
Quarantine through Art.mp4
Send photos of your work into school. Think how you will photograph it. Anthony Gormley has placed his figure at the edge of an empty table in his studio. This is now accident! He cleared the table and thought how he'd photograph his work for exhibition online and in the Guardian newspaper.

April 2020 - Andy Goldsworthy - look and make!

Born here in Cheshire, Goldsworthy might just be a perfect artist for #LockdownLearning. We can't travel to get out in nature but it can be found in our gardens and on our daily walk.

#coronaART Challenge 2 - make just one piece of work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Have a good look at his work first, have a good look at what you can find to use and then think, think, think, about how you can make work that is beautiful.

Children in school made some work inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Please send photos of your work to Ms S for our Virtual Gallery.
Children at home made their own Goldsworthy-inspired work. Some incorporated live snails! A new twist on environmental art!

March 2020 - David Hockney - look, look, look, draw, draw, draw!

“I would suggest people could draw at this time ... Question everything and do not think about photography. I would suggest they really look hard at something and think about what they are really seeing.”

David Hockney in Saturday Guardian April 4th 2020

Materials don’t matter: a pencil or an iPad app such as Brushes, which is what Hockney used to create his latest picture of the Normandy landscape, exclusive to the Guardian.

#coronaART Challenge 1 - choose a plant outside to draw. Before you draw it, really look. How do its leaves and petals fall? A week later, look again. I wonder what it looks like now. How about a week later. A sequence of 3-6 weeks would be a beautiful record of the time of year.

Forest Tribe dance theatre are live streaming performances for families.

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Check out Imagination Tree for creative art and craft ideas.