Play & Explore - Watercolour Scenes
All the buildings we could think of were drawn on to the long card with permanent marker. Colour was added to create rich backgrounds for the people and cars that stood up in front. "I'm making the whole city" J. Aged 5
Brilliant Makers - Air Dry Clay
These artists formed their clay around moulds to make pots and bowls which they then embellished with motifs, beads and glitter. They stamped them with all sorts of utensils to make gorgeous surface designs - and we left them to dry in the sun.
Teen Building - Plasticine Modelling
It was halloween! I gave the teen artists red, blue, yellow and white modelling clay and asked them to make a severed finger - and these were the amazing results!
Play & Explore - Nature Sculptures
Using watercolour markers we accentuated all the things we loved about the leaves that we chose and then with the help of some seriously strong double sided tape we made these beautiful natural sculptures.
Art Party - 8 yrs Old!
After making badges these 7 & 8 yr olds all worked together to make the most wonderful house. There was a great sense of collaboration in the workshop as they decided amongst themselves who would do the zip wire, and how many bathroom they would need...
“Emma was lovely and let’s us be creative!”
“Best Party ever!”
“Having no parents made it really special!”
Discover & Create - Scrim
Today we make an armature with plastic and masking tape, then used pieces of PVA dipped fabric as scrim bandage. The artists formed heads and necks - some in preparation for their halloween costumes.....
Teen Building - Stitches
Using buckram and a variety of wool and thread we explored a different kind of mark making, with some really satisfying results.
Play & Explore _ Collage
We set our mounts on the wall this afternoon and used brilliant scissor work to get the fabric pieces just the sizes we needed. It's really freeing to be able to run back and forth the the materials and decide for ourselves which pieces we want to include.
Brilliant Makers - Collage
We thought about landscapes and what that meant to us visually. Then with fabric mounted on cardboard we explored texture and layering, good PVA helped to create these beautiful sheep.
Chandos Rd Festival
We had a brilliant arty day making and flying birds - so many people stopped to create with us. We made lots of new friends, and not just the feathered kind...
Open Studio Day
We opened our doors today as part of Bristol Art Trail, we had a table full of materials and an open invitation to make with us. Puppets and jewellery seemed to be favourites, and it was great to meet so many new makers.
Art Day - Treehouses
We had an amazing day of art. We mixed and poured plaster bases for our branches and then made platforms, bridges, swings and furniture. We ate our lunch in the garden looking at the real trees and then got back to the build as soon as we'd finished - these makers were so proud of themselves, and so happy to take their art home with them. Satisfied!