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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Colour Mixing Magic

I love to get children experiencing how different colours can be produced just by mixing three primary colours.

It is easy for them to make orange, green, or purple. But there are many other colours. For example, there can be ten different levels of orange, some are lighter, some are stronger. Therefore, I asked everyone of them to observe,  letting them think about questions like, “what is the colour of grass under the sun? What is the colour of grass in the shade? ” and ask them try to mix these different greens by mixing different amount of yellow and blue, even try to put a bit more red inside.

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Pencil Drawing

Pencil Still Life

As another observation attempt, we use pencil instead of colours focusing on shape, outline, volume, and relationships of the objects.

Material we use: Soft pencil (6B), plastic eraser, hard paper

Objects we use: Still life

Class content: Observation + Creation

I encourage children to look and observe carefully by using my finger outlining the shape of each object, telling them “now it is going straight, or curve or side ways…”

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