January and February's Workshops

I’ve been lucky enough to facilitate some lovely children’s workshops over the last few Saturdays. For these sessions we start with a children’s book followed by a craft project.

Discover Children’s Centre

I’ve been working with Discover Children’s Centre and Rosetta Art Centre to deliver a series of craft workshops inspired from children’s stories for children with disabilities and their carers. Below is a peek at some of the sessions thus far:

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Play Doh caterpillars

Play Doh caterpillars

Play Doh adorned butterflies       Elmer The Patchwork Elephant  by David Mc Kee

Play Doh adorned butterflies

Elmer The Patchwork Elephant by David Mc Kee

Elmer inspired pearl sculpture

Elmer inspired pearl sculpture

Exploring different colours and textures on our Elmer grids.

Exploring different colours and textures on our Elmer grids.

Elmer inspired patchwork tote bags.    Story Readers craft sessions (for 3-11 year olds) at Custom House Library through charity  Ingeenium

Elmer inspired patchwork tote bags.

Story Readers craft sessions (for 3-11 year olds) at Custom House Library through charity Ingeenium

Paper plate parrots and worksheets adorned with glitter and found objects (pirate theme).

Paper plate parrots and worksheets adorned with glitter and found objects (pirate theme).

Collage parrot
Collage pirate ships
Fingerprint art: transport and vehicles.

Fingerprint art: transport and vehicles.

Mod-rock fun

As you might (or might not) know, I am currently working afternoons as the Room 13 Artist in Residence in a lovely East London based Primary School.

My job entails running a lunch-time art group for KS2 students, an afternoon group for 'gifted and talented' students and a daily after school club for children in both KS1 and KS2.

I'm seeing some truly wonderful work being produced and so am aiming to update you weekly with what we've been up to.

After-school Club mod-rock🦆 lesson (this class always goes down a treat with the nippers).
Simply scrunch up newspaper balls, wrap up in tin foil, mould into desired shape, apply a layer of mod-rock and paint when dry...voila! This particular project is pretty universal and I've been able to carry it out with children in the infant and junior classes (the little ones just need a bit of extra support sculpting the tinfoil around the newspaper).

I’m very impressed with this chap...👌