Art @ Home
February 2022 - join the climate coalition
Show the love
Assembly on 7th February invited children and families to join us in sending messages supporting climate action to our MP. Adults at home and in school are invited to take part too, the whole community making work that shares our voices with our leaders in the Houses of Parliament!
December 2021 - be the snowflake generation!
Make a winter gift for planet earth
Be a snowflake generation this Christmas and make a winter gift to Planet Earth or Mr World or Ms Gaia if you prefer!
Decorating trees indoors goes back way in our European history. People who live in countries where winters are dark and cold, have brought evergreens into homes since Pagan times. But with climate change. snow is becoming a rare thing. We love the snow and hope our small gifts to the planet this year might offer some help against global warming.
Think of your gift to Mr World or Ms Gaia (aka Planet Earth). What will you do? How will you write your gift? What will you write?
Make your circle, watch the video to see how to cut really neatly.
Tell Planet Earth about your gift, write it on the circle, however you choose but remember to make your work really beautiful.
Do you want to add any colour? Ms S used ink but you could use anything: food colouring, paints or collage. Or you may stick with beautiful writing for a beautiful white effect.
Fold the circle carefully. The video shows how you can fold into quarters or eighths (8ths are harder to cut).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.