Tag: creativity

Reindeer Drawings

Using line and shape to draw a reindeer

Beautiful Birds!

Length of session – 2 x approx. 1 hour Ages 5 – 11 As part of our ‘back to basics’ drawing topic this term, the children have been applying what they have learnt about line and shape by creating a bird drawing. We began this two week topic with some guided drawing.  The children worked …

Abstract Experimental Drawing

Length of session – 1 hour Ages 5 – 11   This half term we are going ‘back to basics’ with our drawing at Art Explorers.  We use an adapted version of the Mona Brookes method from her book, ‘Drawing With Children’.  We began by looking at the different types of line and shape and …

Fireworks Collage

Ages 5 – 11 Project Length 2 x approx 1 hour   This project combines some great experimental mark making with a range of collage techniques. Firstly, the children taped two pieces of black card together ( an adult will need to help younger children).  For older groups, we showed them how to create a …

Autumnal Collage

Project Length – 2 x 1 hr Ages – 5 – 11 This project is a great way to make good use of old newspaper! The children began by paining some sheets of newspaper in four different colours (orange, brown, blue and green).  It is a good idea to encourage them to spread the paint …


Length of session – 2 Hours Ages 5 – 11   This was run as a holiday club session which was great as the children were able to work solidly for two hours.  The session could however be split into two one hour sessions if needed. Firstly we had a chat about robots and what …

Self -Portraits

A self portrait topic for children aged 5 – 11 including drawing and colour mixing.

Picasso Portraits

A two hour art project for primary aged children creating Picasso – inspired portraits using oil pastel

Initial Letter Reduction Printing

Introducing the idea of reversing images for printing.

Introduction to printing

The children in our art clubs have been busy getting to grips with the idea of printing this week.    We had a short discussion about printing before hand and many of the children realised that they had printed before even if it was simply using potatoes or hands.  We talked about different kinds of …