Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Little Indie Art Club

This year my fellow art tutor and friend Jeannie Brunskill started a new after school art club at The Reef, Colehill and she kindly asked me to help her out with running the classes. Little Indie is a not-for-profit organisation and runs on a Monday afternoon from 3:30 - 5pm for children 5 - 10 years of age.
Little Indie at The Reef, Colehill
We've now broken up for half term, but I really wanted to share some of the incredible projects that we've been working on this year because they're so creative and brilliant! So in no particular order, here they are:
Photo by Jeannie Brunskill
It's what's inside that counts! Photo by Jeannie Brunskill
This week the children finished off their 'Inside Out' houses, for which they designed, drew and coloured in a picture of their dream house! The picture of the outer house flips down to reveal the rooms inside and they had great fun dreaming up the interior spaces. The above is one particularly fabulous example, which lots of love and care went into; the clouds are my favourite part!
Photo by Jeannie Brunskill
Previously the kids made these gorgeous colourful backgrounds for llama collages; these were created with oil pastels and watercolour paints and then left to dry whilst the llamas were made. Some used a template for the outline, but they all came out looking very unique and fun:
Photo by Jeannie Brunskill

Photo by Jeannie Brunskill
The kids used chalk pastels to create a soft and furry effect on the llamas before attaching them to the background. They turned out amazing; the different medias create so much texture and with the addition of a 3D fabric flower it's a wonderful effect.

A little mini project that some worked on this week was these simple, yet stunning 3D butterflies!
Photo by Jeannie Brunskill
A few of them decided on this rainbow pattern, which I just adore (if you know me, you'll know I love a rainbow), whilst some opted for a more random look. After drawing and colouring them, we cut them out, made pipe cleaner bodies and then attached them to a wood slice, so that they appear to be resting. They looked beautiful!

Next term starts on 25th February and here's a sneak peek of a couple of projects that Jeannie has planned:
Jeannie Brunskill
Jeannie Brunskill

These are a fab mixed media otter and folk style birds on wood! I know the children are very excited about the otter and I can't wait to see those folk birds; it looks spectacular! 

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