Category Archives: making art

Caravan Dreaming

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I attended this workshop at ArtPlay on 7th August 2011, run by Sue Degennaro. The task was to make our own mini caravan from Balsa wood and match sticks, using the instructions that Sue gave us. It was actually quite a difficult task to complete, as my mum helped me to glue all the parts together to construct the caravan’s structure. You need a fair amount of patience as you have to wait for the glue to set before you can attach other parts to finish it.

After making the caravan, we used recycled material we brought to add on other features along with provided paper patterns to make our caravans unique. The decorating was the most fun part for me! I added a map type paper and a bottle lid. Then we added a varnish to the caravans to make them look a bit more authentic.

Then a group of us went out into the city, getting photos of our caravans in our own chosen locations, that we thought would be a good place to holiday in a caravan. I chose a pretty weird spot, spiral art structure on a building, to place mine in. We then walked all the way up to Craft Victoria – a craft shop where our caravans were to go on display.

Our caravans will be on display at Craft Victoria for a month of nightly exhibition from 31st October to 27th November 2011 – do go check them out!

I recommend this workshop for kids aged 9-13yrs with parental help.

Here are some pictures:

My caravan.

My caravan's holiday spot.

Other caravans.

Me and my caravan.

Also Sue has a blog about this project at http://caravandreaming.blogspot.com – where you can view more caravans made and leave a comment if you like.

 

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Splash

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This was run by Little Big Shots artists Ben Landau and Ben Goodes at ArtPlay.

I went to this workshop with Josh, my brother on 12th June 2011. Other children also attended with us.

We did a stop motion film where we got to plan the story ourselves, and we got to choose our characters to play. Also we chose our own costumes from what was set out for us. Josh was a villainous shark, I and two other girls were mermaids and two other boys were eels. While we were doing the story, photographs were taken from above to create the film while we were asked to keep still every few secs.

It was enjoyable but I did find it a little difficult to keep perfectly still.

Recommended age: 5 – 12yrs (have to be able to follow directions fairly well and keep still when asked).

The “villainous” shark –trying to be scary.

Below is a link to a you tube video by the artists in which my brother and I appear – somewhere…see if you can find us 🙂

 

Easter 2011 Art

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The Empty Tomb – Easter Art.

I did this at school with the help of my art teacher Mrs. Clough. I used mainly watercolour paint on a wooden plaque.

The text around the edge says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so whoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

You can find out more info and historical evidence about what God did for us at http://creation.com/easters-earliest-creed – check it out!

 

(No) Snow Globes!

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As the title suggests – making snow globes without the snow.

It was really fun!   We came with a small wide jar, and we stuck a base material like foam on the inside of the lid and then we made a scene.

We used foam, paper and plastic items. The parents used a hot glue gun to stick all the bits and pieces to the base.

Then we filled the jar with water and added a small amount of glitter of a colour we liked (but not too much or it would clump together).

Then when the jar was shaken we saw the glitter all about inside like it was snowing over our scene.

I took part in this Christmas workshop with my brother Joshua at ArtPlay on the 11th December 2010.

Recommended age: 2-8yrs.

Here are some pictures of us at the workshop:

Mine is the Santa ‘skating on thin ice’ – Trouble!

Now some interesting and important facts:

Santa is based on a real historical person – Saint Nicholas – a priest from 280 AD who helped people and gave gifts, especially to the poor.

Santa is fun but the real meaning of Christmas is to do with Jesus – who is the saviour of our world.  You can find out more about this historical person and evidence at: http://creation.com/the-nativity-fact-or-fiction – do check it out!

 

Tape It!

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Take some coloured tape

Add it to some more tape to make a…

Picture!

Everyone has different ideas

Interesting view from the balcony

Tape It is really fun!

I went to this on the 19th January 2011 with my brother and mum.  It was conducted at ArtPlay over 6 days.

I would recommend this for ages: 3-12yrs.

Here are some photos of my brother and I doing Tape It! Sometimes we made our own tape it picture and at other times we added to that of others.

Our artwork.

Mum added more tape on the umbrella to finish a work of art!

Colouring in this girl with tape was excellent.

Here is our video clip:

A time lapse video of lots of people at Tape It (added by Briony Barr):

The Tangled Web

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A Polyglot Production. 

I attended this on 14th March 2011 at ArtPlay.

This is the tangled web.

What you do is get a ball of elastic and tie it to another piece up already, then just go walking through the web with the ball in your hands.

I really liked it.  My ankle got tangled several times but my brother got his whole body tangled in it!

Rescuing Josh from the hungry spiders (my poem) – No spiders actually were there on the day!

Even Spiderman couldn’t make his way through

So it’s up to me, to rescue Joshua

Cause he’s my brother

Using my flexibility, I can reach him

Now just have to pull him out

Great! I rescued him.

Recommended age:  5-12yrs.


Here are some photos of my brother Josh and I in the tangled web:

As you can see we got very tangled in the web!

Here is a video clip of us in the web: