The creative act is fundamental in providing an opportunity for children to connect with their innate creativity whilst having fun! During the term students will explore a range of techniques/materials focusing on building foundational skills whilst harnessing their own unique creative expression. Watercolour, ink, pencil, charcoal, clay and pastels will be amongst the materials used to build unique compositions. We will weave into our work the seasons, nature, dreams and story as we draw inspiration from life & imagination.
PLEASE NOTE: A PDF will be supplied for additional creative ideas and source material each week so your children have more art activities to enjoy at home and have time to show and tell online each week :)
- Nylon brushes (please include a range of sizes)
- Watercolours OR Tempera Poster paint set
- Oil pastels (12 set minimum)
- Chalk pastels (12 set minimum)
- A1 Cartridge paper (minimum A2 size)
- Willow charcoal/graphite pencil/eraser/sharpener
- Acrylic paints (to paint air dry clay work in between classes)
- Air drying clay
NOTE: Sydney Art Space can supply you with an art materials kit if so desired. Please choose the appropriate enrolment option below and we will organise delivery to NBCS before this course commences for you to pick up.
Art material kits must be ordered before COB Tuesday May 12th.
WEEK 1. SOMEONE I LOVE (Chalk Pastels)
We will begin by drawing a portrait of someone who is close to us. Children will be working with oil pastels and watercolour to create vibrant and unique paintings whilst learning about colour, composition and narrative.
WEEK 2. BOTANICAL DRAWING (Charcoal)
We will be working with charcoal for children to experience the beauty of this simple medium whilst exploring shading, mark making, line and composition.
WEEK 3. AUTUMN FLOWERS (Chalk Pastels)
Following on from the previous week we will be exploring bringing colour into our botanical series using pastels. We will begin exploring colour, composition and various blending techniques.
WEEK 4. CLAY LEAF BOWLS (Clay Sculpting)
Working with air dry clay we will shape beautiful autumn leaves and imprint patterns into clay. Our beautiful bowels can then be painted at home during the week for some extra fun ready to show our class the following week.
WEEK 5. NIGHT OWLS (Oil Pastels & Watercolour)
Children will begin by making preliminary sketches and then go on to paint their beautiful wise night owls.
WEEK 6. THE NIGHT GARDEN (Chalk Pastels)
The children will create a whimsical night garden scene with pastels – exploring how to enhance luminosity and mood with this magical medium.
WEEK 7. MUSHROOMS & TOADSTOOLS (Clay Sculpting)
Working with air dry clay we will shape a whimsical mushroom garden which can be used for endless play afterwards! Children can paint their work during the week ready to share with classmates the following week.
This is an Online Course using the Zoom platform
Classes will be limited to a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants. You can enrol as usual below.
You will be sent a link to join the Zoom class after you enrol and again 15 minutes before the class starts, you will be prompted to install the Zoom app or program after you click the link. This is FREE!
So have your computer and art materials ready in front of your art work area!
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