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!

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