Friday, 14 December 2012

Christmas Hanging Decorations - Craft Video!


A Couple of years ago I designed this super cool Christmas Hanging Decoration Project.

After the success of making them with a few different Art Clubs and Tuition groups, this year I decided to make you a Craft Video showing you how to make it yourself!

There's lots of options for surface decoration with this project - glitter glues, confetti, craft bits,  acrylic paint or wax crayons are just a few options.

Make sure you hang the finished one in front of some sparkly lights for the best effect :D

Enjoy and Happy Christmas!

Monday, 10 December 2012

How to Make your own Christmas Pop up Card - Craft Video!

Here's how to make a super simple and really easy
Holly Pop-Up card for your loved ones this Christmas! 

Enjoy! xx

Christmas Pop Up Cards

The Kids made some great Pop up Cards last week at Art Club!

This was the example I showed them, of a Sleigh, Tree and Presents:

The children got busy, choosing different coloured card and images for their designs.

Here are just a few of the finished ones! So great to see such a range of unique styles.

See you next time!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Geometric Tile Designs

This week the children got into groups and made some beautiful tile designs.

They looked at some images for inspiration and chose a theme for their design.

The children got down to it, making sure each member of the group was making a few tiles each to contribute to the final design.

They also had to make sure that each tile in their design somehow linked to the one it was placed next to.

Here are a few of the final results! I think you'll agree that they are brilliant!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Make a Children's Halloween Mask

Hey guys!

With just one week to go until Halloween, I thought I'd share this Craft Video I made to help inspire you!

How to Make a Children's Mask is a simple, easy and super fun way to get your children making their own mask for their costume for Halloween. Is it an Old Lady? A Witch? A Troll?

And if you already have your own idea...The process is easily adaptable to suit your own design!


Much love

Leona x

Thursday, 18 October 2012

How to Make Halloween Mummy Skeleton Hanging Puppet Decorations

You may remember a little while ago I did Marionette Puppet Making with the children.
The children did fab, making so many different characters using this technique.

Since Halloween is just around the corner I though this would be the perfect time to make a Halloween video!

And what better way than showing you exactly how we made the Marionettes! So here it is:

How to Make Halloween Mummy Skeleton Hanging Puppet Decoration!
Or click the image below.


Sunday, 7 October 2012

Giant food sculptures!

Hi and welcome back to Art Club for 2012-2013!

We got off to flying start with making Giant Food Sculptures!

The Club got into 4 teams and chose food to make. They chose: Pizza, Cupcakes, Donuts and a Hamburger.

It was easy peasy just using newspaper and masking tape - the only challenge was: how big were they going to be!!!!!

After making their giant sculptures, they got to work painting them! Good job everyone! See you next week! :0)

Friday, 20 July 2012

What I love about Art Club - Group collage

For the last four weeks of term, the children made a fantastic group collage called
"What I love about Art Club". The project was so impressive because I have never known a group of 6-11 year olds to do anything as complicated as 'scaling up' - its something they usually learn in GCSE and A-Level. But for anyone who knows me, they know I like to push the boundries of whats possible! ;0)

Here's how they did it!

First of all they designed their own posters - here are just a few of them:

Then I chose parts of everyone's drawings and made it into a collective design. The theme became "Art Club is out of this World" and featured planet Earth with some of the childrens favourite projects on the land masses:

Then we divided the traced design into 15 sections, one for each child in the group.

Then as each child 'scaled up' their tiny 1/15th of an A3 onto one whole A3, they began to fit the artwork together as a whole. I was really impressed with the way they joined up each others drawings and were excited to make it look the best they could!

Next stage was to mark out which colours went where and then they were ready to collage!

And here's the final result = amazing! Well done everyone!

Monday, 16 July 2012

Making a Giant Bird at The Kilburn Festival

On July 8th we made a Giant Bird with the public at The Kilburn Festival!

We made a Kingfisher because Kingfishers are on of the only birds who have species found across the planet! We thought this fitted nicely into the Festivals theme of Community, Inclusivity and Diversity.

So we made an inner armature from wood and then covered it with wiremesh and newspaper.
Then we covered the whole thing in Plaster and decorated it with hundreds of fabric squares.
The Festival also had an Olympics theme, so the colours we chose were the same colours of the Olympic rings!

You can watch a 2minute video of the making of the Giant Bird here! ->

 We had such a great day! Thanks to everyone who took part.

The Mayor of Camden invited us to display the finished piece in the local Town Hall!

If you would like us to create something special for your Event, we would love to be a part of it!

Please contact Leona via  for more information.