March 2019: School Holiday Workshops

March 2019: School Holiday Workshops

In The Zone facilitated another week of creative school holiday workshops for 6 – 14 year olds at our wonderful, bright studio in Plumstead. There was one public holiday.

The workshops ran from 9am – 12noon each day. The children had a great time. They got accidental paint on faces, paint on clothes, had lots of laughs and their imaginations were pushed and pulled in all directions. The end result, absolutely WOW mini-masterpieces, and children went home with beaming smiles, obviously feeling very chuffed with themselves.

Here are our projects and a few examples from each.

The Projects

(1) Triptych (3 Panel Project)

This was a Japanese cherry blossom inspired task. Each panel depicted a different landscape but their cherry blossom branch connected all 3 panels.

(2) Abstract Mask Painting

The learners were introduced to masks from all over the world. They then set about creating their own painting of a mask. They had to consider:

Who would wear it? Why would they be wearing it? When would they wear it? They were told it didn’t have to look like a real person and could be quite abstract. It was entirely their own creation.

(3) Let’s Go Camping!

This project had the children folding and cutting a 3D tent and then painting their background accordingly. They had to plan their camping trip and show us all the things they took with them and what they saw. A fun project indeed!

(4) Real Animal / Unreal Colours

Each child could choose a plastic wild animal. There were piles on the table. After drawing them they were told they had to paint them in unreal colours and ridiculous, decorative patterns. The results were awesome!

All in all, our workshops were again a great success. We had lots of happy returnees and some new faces joined us too. πŸ™‚

For our next series of school Holiday Workshops: CLICK HERE

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  • β€œArt has a role in education – in helping children become like themselves, instead of more like everyone else.” β€“ Sydney Gurewitz Clemens

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