Arty Kids 2017 28-Feb-2017

 

Arty kids is a wonderful afterschool Visual arts program run at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, which has been running for about 5 years. The classes are multilevel and cater for students from Transition to Year 6.

Besides learning a lot of new skills and developing an appreciation for the arts our aim is that the children enjoy themselves and feel supported to explore a range of materials and techniques.

Over the years there have been different focuses such as mosaics, papier-mâché, painting canvases and working in the style of different artists. This term students worked on a number of small projects.

Revising colour theory in a fun way by creating some huge eyes!Revising colour theory in a fun way by creating some huge eyes!Exploring a range of materials and creating a ‘wild thing’.Exploring a range of materials and creating a ‘wild thing’.
Using watercolour washes to create an artwork contrasting warm and cool coloursSketching portraits and exploring line and pattern to create interesting backgrounds and creating semi abstract faces in soft pastels, which were very impressive!Sketching portraits and exploring line and pattern to create interesting backgrounds and creating semi abstract faces in soft pastels, which were very impressive!Sketching portraits and exploring line and pattern to create interesting backgrounds and creating semi abstract faces in soft pastels, which were very impressive!
Sketching portraits and exploring line and pattern to create interesting backgrounds and creating semi abstract faces in soft pastels, which were very impressive!

We believe, ‘Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.’ (Pablo Picasso), and our favourite saying is that there are no mistakes in Art!

We had a wonderful 6 weeks of creativity together and look forward to the next lot of classes in Term 2.

If you would like to view many more of the children’s artworks they can be found in the Arty Kids galleries on the website; artyobsessions.com

Pascale Zufferey

Teacher and Artist In Residence