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September to Christmas Terms 2020

6 Jan, 2021

Small Children Friday 4pm till 6pm – Congratulations to everyone who attended the classes, once more great work was achieved.  This is only a selection of the work, hopefully everybody gets included.

The small children’s class is specifically designed to teaching art to young children.  I try to create an atmosphere of fun and creativity, teaching the children form, colour, perspective, painting techniques and drawing techniques.  I love the small childrens drawings and paintings as they have a great feel of creativity and individuality.

We always start off the term drawing, in this project the children learn how to create form using shape, how to create the shape using a scaled drawing and how to create tone using colour.  After this we went onto learning how to paint a dog, using the techniques once more looking at shapes and creating the painting using a paint brush flicking technique.  Then we drew, foxes, cows, birds, donkeys, snowman with bird, portraits with hand and flower and cats.  The students pick what they want to learn how to draw and paint., each projects lasts 2 hours.



Children’s classes – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 4pm till 6pm

This is my biggest group of children, spread over 4 classes.  Here the children learn once more form in drawing and painting.  How a drawing is broken down into foreground, mid ground and backgrounds, how to use different paint brushes and pallet knives to create different marks.  How to be versatile in their brush application.  The colour spectrum and how to different colours using the primary colours.  We covered, seascapes, landscapes, still life, how to draw and paint animals and birds and portraits.

The first five weeks is fairly structured with me giving the children a range of drawings and paintings, which they can choose from.  The last two weeks of the term the children choose as a class usually what medium they would like to create art in, usually it is spray painting, crayon art and modelling clay.

Congratulations to everyone who attended the classes, once more great work was achieved.

Advanced childrens class – Saturday morning from 9am till 11am.

This class was created for children, who are improvers.  I created this class so that the students who are improving can be pushed onto the next level of painting, drawing and modelling.

We covered a variety of subject matter here, we always start off with a still life drawing, this time its an apple.  How to create a simple seascape, how to paint trees using pallet knives and fan brushes.  Portraiture is always a big area, but now the students are learning how to draw in perspective, how to draw and paint teeth, how to draw and paint hands in different perspectives

Teenage Class Advanced – Saturday 1:30 to 3:30

This is my most advanced class, here the students start to fine tune their painting and drawing techniques.  In the seascapes the waves are turning and there is a splash against the rocks and the water can be seen flowing onto the sand.

At this stage the students understand the process of portraiture and understand perspective and skin tones.  Portraiture is one of the hardest of the areas in

Landscapes are created using pallet knives and brushes, using disappearing points to create perspective.  The students have now come to a point where they are becoming creative and start to use and understand their creativity in creating their own art.

Congratulations to everyone who attended the classes, once more great work was achieved.