Spring 2016: Wednesday workshops

Dragons, Fairytales and all things Mythical and Magical.
The little ones are invited to indulge their magical minds. Heaps of books for inspiration and wonderfully descriptive excerpts from classic fairytales, folklore and mythology. The processes being introduced include collage, stenciling and drawing with wire. The results look amazing!

Week 1: Always guaranteed to produce an instant response – pencils and a huge piece of paper. The children were so proud that they remembered the difference between H and B pencils. Getting to grips with collage. Stories, books and illustrations are our inspiration for this block, so we’re using photocopies of new and old classic books to get the process started
Week 2: Second part of preparing the collage paper. Stenciling with figures and creatures from folklore and mythology. Trying out collage for the first time. Dressing fairies and giving dragons elaborate scales
Week 3: The children illustrated excerpts from books. We played a game so the dice could ‘choose’ which excerpts were selected: chance decided whether it was Traditional Fairie Tales, Dragons, Harry Potter, Greek Mythology, Peter Pan or Alice in Wonderland. Lovely results 🙂
Week 4: The children illustrated more excerpts from books. This time they got to choose a favourite from Traditional Fairie Tales, Dragons, Harry Potter, Greek Mythology, Peter Pan or Alice in Wonderland. Lovely results – great drawing and really getting the hang of adding colour with collage.
Week 5: The children illustrated more excerpts from books. This week they used the collage paper they made earlier in the block to draw their ideas on. Lovely whimsical drawings
Week 6: Drawing with Wire – the final week was a bit of a wild card – after a whole block of indulging their joy of drawing with pens and pencils, I took everyone waaaaaay out of their comfort zone. It was a struggle. No-one found it easy. However, most got really into after many failed attempts. I don’t know if it’s me, but I think the results are simply gorgeous.

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