Make Something with Light Clay

I like to use light clay with kids because they are easy to shape, easy to dry without leaving any cracks. The work can be preserved for quite a long time.

Making something out of light clay means you have to understand the body of the object, square? round? cylinder? And you will use your little fingers to form them. This is an interesting challenge not only for kids, sometimes adults cannot make it as well.

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Play with Paper

As you may know, Mattisse made paper collage a new world of art.

Playing with paper has so much fun, they can be 2D and also 3D; it can be one layer, but also many layers. I encourage kids to use different papers with paints and brushes to organise their picture.

It sounds easy but actually, it is not so easy. Kids have to think and make a plan, they need to draw and create the object they need with paper.

The key point of this practise is not simply create something during my class, it is important to let them know, even the most common thing such as paper can be used as media of art.

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Class Schedule Term4 2017

There are Four Units in the last term of the year.

Instead of making a lot of paintings, I would like to introduce more materials to inspire our children to be even more creative.

Unit 1: Explore the Texture

This unit will last two classes. We will learn about texture by using conventional art media, e.g. paints, charcoals, pastels, and unconventional medias, e.g. cupboard, lids, plastic. Kids will explore the character of materials and create their own texture combinations.

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Term 1 2017 Class Schedule

Class Curriculum Schedule for Term 1 2017

Tuesday Class

Objective

Girls from Tuesday class already have a lot understanding of how to express their ideas with many different kinds of medias. This term we will expand their understanding of more sophisticated subjects, refining their skills and encourage them to reach a higher level of completion.

Goals

By the end of this term, I am expecting each girl from this class will

  • have a basic understanding of distance in painting;
  • better control with brushes;
  • can create their own colour template of 24-36 different colours by mixing by themselves.

Project Outline

Saturday Class

Objective

We will encourage girls from Saturday class to try many different materials and help them to foster a spirit of curiosity and exploring. The most important thing in our studio is not to create something pretty, is to create something you enjoy. We will concentrate on open ending activities. 

Goals

By the end of this term, I am expecting each girl from this class will

  • Children can learn about different kinds of painting, and understand the differences between them, e.g. water colour, ink painting, acrylic, collage, and sculpture.
  • Establish basic knowledge about the relationship between shape, volume, light and colour.
  • Encourage children to accomplish an art project from concept planning, making and finalising.

Project Outline

Meeting Jackson Pollock

Meeting Jackson Pollock

As our end of year project, I decide to have our girls go wild and feel how master making their masterpieces.

Jackson Pollock is one of the best and most well known abstract artists in the world. The painting style invented by him is “dripping”. With this painting style, our children can feel how body movement becoming part of the creation, and how abstract painting expressing emotions.

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