Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Being arty

Katie has been working hard at her HE art group. Studying and painting flowers to start with took one session, then they moved on to using flowers in collage and finally using collage to produce any picture. There was a lot of inspiration taken from the teacher's own work and by looking through books detailing other artists' ideas.
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Thought Katie's six horse heads made a brilliant collage.


We've also been doing art at home. Having missed the group's session all about Arthur Rackham, especially his spooky trees with faces, we had a browse through the internet and found some lovely pieces produced by him. Katie and I had a go at our own spooky trees:
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Katie's eerie tree seems to have a startled, worried face.

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Mine doesn't appear spooky at all!

Then, using the Usborne's Art Treasury book from the library (some wonderful ideas in there), we decided to have a go at using inks to paint a pretty Chinese cat in the style of Shen Quan.

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Love the fluffy tail on Katie's cat.

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2 comments:

Viv said...

There's some lovely artwork here. I especially like the flower collage. Viv x

Elaine said...

Thanks Viv. Katie worked really hard on it - it is lovely isn't it.