I currently run Art club and Story club at Saltburn Primary School. This week the kids have been scaring me with their ghostly impersonations and their terrifying tales. I'll be glad when it's all over and I can sleep safely in my bed once more!
I am thrilled to have been invited to join the INCUBATE project at Huntcliff Secondary School. Not only will I be able to work alongside the art teachers and other artists, but I can base my part of the project around the theme of pirates! The work produced will be exhibited in July 2015, with the students artwork being displayed alongside their mentors.
In this first session we got to know each other and my pirate matey. A few warm up exercises loosened up our drawing muscles and prepared us for making mistakes (a very important step).
I showed the students some of my work in progress, and they shared some of their fantastic drawings with me. We then worked on getting into a pirate mindset and started to think about character possibilities.
The students will be working on the project in-between the workshops. I can't wait to see what they come up with.
I would like to say a big thank you to the children of Kader Primary School who have been involved in this poetry book project. They were full of great ideas, enthusiasm, and were tremendous fun to work with.
The project took place over seven afternoons, during which the children learned about different types of poetry, including how to create a narrative poem. They examined popular baddies, then came up with their own amazing characters including; Terrible Tinkdead, Pigalot, Vicious Veronica and Metalwhip the Monster.
If you are interested in booking a poetry book workshop for your school please get in touch.
The Blogcreepers, a website by Saltburn Primary School's Blog Club has gone live!
In only four sessions the children have designed the blogs appearance, produced articles, written stories, recipes, football reports, and created illustrations, among other things. Some of these articles will be added to the blog in the coming weeks.
We have even seen one article published on The Guardian Children Books site!
On a friday afternoon Y5 and 6 children get to choose what session they would like to take part in as part of enrichment. I offer a drawing option, this week we were investigating birds. The children were encouraged to draw them in a variety of ways, some more realistic than others.