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Glass
Painting

 We used old picture frames and outlined designs on the glass, then painted in the gaps.

 

 

Finger
Weaving

 We used embroidery threads, weaving them in intricate knots to make the patterns you see here.
There's also painting by numbers going on in this photo at the same time.

 

 

 

Mosaic

 We carefully broke ceramic tiles, then used the pieces to make designs by cementing them to baseboards.

 

 

 

We also painted a gnome pink, for some reason . . .

 

and worked on personal projects as well, like this 'Hello Kitty' wall plaque . . .

 

 and this piggy bank that needed a fresh coat of paint.

 

Scratch Art

 We had a go at scratch art as well, using scraper tools to reveal the metallic surface under a black coating on the card.

 

 

Woodwork

We have also worked on woodwork projects, like this assortment box which has been decorated with flowers . . .

 

 

 

and this wooden stool, made from scratch and with woven jute to make the seat.  

 


 

In July we hired a minibus and went on a day trip to the Tate Gallery in Liverpool.
(We had the traditional troublemakers across the back seat).

 

 

The camera must have known it was in an art gallery, as it took blurry and atmospheric photos without us asking.

 

We enjoyed our day and had our horizons broadened with several very 'modern' pieces of art, alongside some more traditional works. 

 

A group photo at the last drop-off of the day.

 


 

In the school summer holidays we ran a series of Family Arts Sessions over three weeks, where parents and carers could bring their children along and try something new together.
We did a couple of circus skills sessions, including juggling with scarves and balls. . .

 

 

plate spinning . . . 

 

stiltwalking . . . 

 

walking in pairs on boards . . . 

 

diabolo . . . 

 

balance board . . . 

 

pedal go . . . 

 

unicycle . . . 

 

more diabolo . . . 

 

 

and poi. 

 

 

Then we did a couple of batik fabric painting sessions, where we used hot wax to create designs on plain fabric . . . 

 

 

 

 

 

before painting the design with fabric paints.

 

 

We finished off with a modroc modelling session where we made 'imaginary creatures'.

 

 

 

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