Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Have finally got round to making some (rough and ready) mannequin stands to display the Roman costumes from our last Xmas production! They look quite effective lined up in ranks. Now just got to find a suitable place in school to position them.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Another portrait

The rest of y1 completed their collage self-portraits today. This one is actually quite a good likeness as her hair is exactly like that!

Again, not at all bad for a 5 year old!

Friday, September 26, 2014


As a follow-on from their colour mixing, the y3's have started to paint some simple landscapes in the 'style' of Paul Klee.

We drew them first before adding a grid as an aid.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


Today the y1's finished their collage self-portraits. I think they turned out quite well. We added nostrils and eyebrows as well as eyelashes!

And a couple more cards - should have taken the pic before putting them in the cellophane packets!

Monday, September 22, 2014

more cards

Made some new cards - collaged patterned papers for the dresses and drew the rest.

Packaged with envelopes- am still thinking £2 each or 3 for a fiver.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Today's flea market find -

A vintage double bass(?) bridge. It seems to be too large to be from a cello. Am thinking it could be a sort of backdrop to a ballerina automaton figure. The central arch is a bit too small to house a figure, unless I make it quite a small one ( it might have to be 'fixed' and not poseable).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

colour mixing

Our y3's have been busy painting. Last week they 'did' the basic colour wheel - primary/secondary colours - and this week have been exploring graduated mixing! They started off with one primary colour and gradually added more of another.