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Monday and Tuesday, the young artists applied the clay and began creating their sculptured heads. Imaginations were fired up and it wasn’t long before the sculptures had important features –  including arms and legs!

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The Armatures

This week the art club began making armatures, the supports for the clay heads that they will begin to sculpt next week. Newspaper is screwed up and taped to the stand, creating the head shape. When the desired shape was achieved, the children mummified it using masking tape.

This week it was also my job to introduce a group of years 3/4 to the art of repeat patterns. I decided to let them design their own wallpaper. They drew a design on a piece of A4 paper, I sliced it and repositioned the pieces for them using tape. They then photocopied the design 4 times, once all the pieces are lined up and taped, Hey Presto! Your wallpaper is complete. The kids really enjoyed this activity. Will post some photos asap.

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Happy New Year to you. As you can see from the photo, the view from the Art Cabin’s window is very pretty, but enough is enough! We want the snow to go now.

The Art Cabin Club got straight into clay on Monday and Tuesday, and boy, do children love it! Pure and simple messing about with shapes, textures and clay tools.

The plan is to first create an armature out of wood & paper to support the clay sculpture of an head. The children have the choice to use their imagination to create their sculpture or base their idea on someone. It will be an interesting project, as one child shouted “I’m going to create an Alien Grandad Monster”.

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