Friday, July 29, 2011

summer school

For the last 6 years I've helped run a summer school for gifted & talented youngsters in Art & Drama. This year the theme centred around Shakespeare. The children produced some fantastic pieces, that unfortunately I can't show you because we have hush, hush plans for them!

Here's a diptych I quickly painted using acrylics and inks. I tried to be all arty farty with different sized images. Can you guess the characters (no prizes )?

Now off on summer hols down to deepest, darkest rural France.

Have a great summer everyone.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

a is for...

In between tidying and sorting the classroom at the end of the school year, managed to doodle a few 'new' images, all based around the letter 'A'.

Am contemplating another 'A is for...' booklet - might do a mixed one like the first (a few copies still available! - please see my Etsy shop) or do a specific 'A is for...Animals'. Would appreciate any thoughts on this.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

clay animals

Today we managed to paint up some clay pieces made a while ago.

I love the drop of 'blood' on the bottom lip of this snake!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Recent sketches done in between compiling end of year data and writing reports.

This one was inspired by an Otto Dix sketch I saw recently somewhere.

Friday, July 8, 2011

auction pt3

The celeb auction finished today - we raised 450 euros! The highest bid was for a signed sketch by Stirling Moss & his son. The whole exhibition was highly praised - lots of quality pieces. Will leave it up for a couple of days as we are being 'inspected'!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

auction pt2

No names to choose from on this one - any ideas?!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

artwork auction

Snapped a few of the celeb artworks that are in the auction that runs alongside the art exhibition this week. These are by Jacqueline Wilson, Bob Hoskins,Frankie Dettori, Korky Paul and Jan Pienkowski - can you guess who created which one? (No prizes!).

art week 2

More pics from our Big Arts Week - bits of the exhibition we're holding this next week.

This is an image that was split and then colured separately before being pieced together again.

I decided to display it in isolation on one large wall - not sure whether it works though.

On Friday my class looked at the work of Escher. We created tessellations in his style;

One of the younger classes experimented with 'Jackson Pollack';

Another Pollack inspired piece;

But done a very large scale - it fills a wall! I'm half expecting to walk in on Monday and find it on the floor as it was a bit of a devil to put up. They did well to dodge the rain on Friday to create this piece. Great fun was seen to be had squirting paint straight from the bottle, rolling wheels covered in paint and generally dripping and splodging. This pic was taken from my classroom window ;