Thursday, March 26, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
This week I cobbled together a simple mechanism for a nice wooden box I bought at a charity shop. The box originally held two packs of playing cards but I'm thinking it could just be for trinkets. I've made it so as the mechanism is fully housed in the hinged lid. Atop the box will be one of my world famous (!) poseable ballerina figures! So, as the handle is turned, she will pirouette to whatever tune you care to hum. If you would like the finished article (£20 including free world-wide p&p) please just comment. I'll leave it here for a week before I put it in one of my shops.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The y2's have begun to collage all the bits and pieces (printed buildings and painted flames) together for their 'Great Fire of London' pieces.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
As part of their topic about Victorians y3 recently looked at the work of William Morris. As he was also a collector of ceramic tiles we've begun to create our own - using natural, organic, animal designs. We're making them in semi-relief for added interest. Each child is aiming to make 4 identical tiles.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
In y1 today we continued drawing vehicles but this time in '3D'. We took it step by step, using squared paper and simple shapes. We drew vans, trucks, buses and cars.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
The y2's did a bit of colour mixing today, as a precursor to creating collage pieces that represent the fire of London.
We varied the proportions of red and yellow to get darker and lighter oranges.
Meanwhile, here's one of my paintings from last week, all finished.