Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
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!
Monday, September 22, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Today's flea market find -
Thursday, September 18, 2014
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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Drew a female pirate on a card today. She looks a bit wistful!
Have been drawing lots of cards lately. To me, it's just as quick as printing them and each one is unique. I've packaged them up with envelopes and even put them in those fancy cellophane pockets! I'm intending to sell them for £2 each or 3 for £5. I don't reckon that's too bad for an original piece of art.
Oh, and have just sold a painting and another 'A is for Art' book on Folksy! Yay!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Today the y1's (5/6 yr olds) started to create collage self-portraits. We stuck to using simple shapes. Think these will look quite effective when complete.
Latest automaton to leave the workbench is a prototype 'kicking' figure. It's a very rough creation just to test the mechanism. The squares on the cutting mat are 5cm just to give you an idea of scale.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The latest automaton to leave my workbench.
Again, a simple mechanism. This frame on this one is made from a cut down domino box.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
After a long summer hols it's back to work. Having problems uploading photos as Blogger seems not to recognise my old system so am trying a rather convoluted way of doing it involving emails and iPads!
The photo is of a 'rodeo rider' - constructed from bits of wood and old chess pieces! It's now been made into an automaton that bucks and turns! If this post has worked I'll be able to show more pics next time.