Sunday, 26 July 2015

Winter Holiday Challenge Winners

The entries for these challenges seem to be getting better and better - WOW!  Thanks everyone for being so creative and taking up the challenge.  If you need a reminder - the winter challenge was to create something using wool.

Its always so hard to choose winners yet here they are:

1st Prize - Jemma
2nd Prize - Chloe Walton
3rd Prize - Caitlyn 

Highly Commended - Alexi, Louise, Lizzie, Chloe M, Lali, Daniel, Pippa

Thanks to everyone who entered, all the entries were amazing.  Entries and prizes will be placed in lockers next week.


Friday, 24 July 2015



For our first week of Term 3 our lesson theme was the Minions.  This movie was one of the big movies of the school holidays and all the kids seemed to be talking about it. 

Minions are really fun to draw and most age groups can achieve them.  We used coloured pencils yet you could easily do this lesson with oil pastels or with paint.  We had lots of fun drawing the minions and although a lot of children wanted to draw King Bob I did encourage them to have fun with their minions as we all know minions love to dress up....

Once the drawings were complete we also made some minions out of toilet paper rolls.

Here they are.....


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Chalk Pastel Chameleons - Holiday Workshop

I can't believe I forgot to put up the photos of these cute fellas in the last post.  Now they get a post all to themselves :o)

Here they are....


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Winter Holiday Workshop Wrap Up

Today was the last day of my 7 Art workshops for the winter holidays.  Thanks so much to those that attended I was chuffed that they were all full and the children that came to the studio were all so polite and lovely to get to know. 

I was very fortunate with the weather and the sun shone down on us most workshops.  We ate morning or afternoon tea outside and the children released some energy in the garden at break.  Vital things to me in producing great art is 1. Not to be hungry and 2. Have regular breaks. 

We talked about some inspiring artists during the workshops, Laurel Burch and George Rodrigue. Both their styles evokes a sense of happiness, colour and enthusiasm.

I tried to capture photos yet as usual missed a few yet here is a bit of a summary of some of the great art produced over the past two weeks. 

Remember its not always about the end product or the piece the child produces in the class, its all about enjoying the process of producing art.  I hope the children leave my classes believing they can be an artist and they can create lovely works of art.  In art there are no right ways and wrong ways, they need to find their own style and practice.  I hope some of them continue to create when they get home.




 Rainy Day Watercolours:

Watercolour Owls:

Pirate Ships & Maps:

 Blue Dog:

Keep Creating!