WELL ROUNDED CONFIDENT AND CREATIVE YOUNG ARTISTS
Throughout this year your child will explore a range of artistic mediums segmented into four blocks. Term 1 - Drawing, Term 2 - Painting, Term 3 - Sculpture, Term 4 - Mixed Media. Throughout each term your child’s skills scaffold into the next concluding in our end of year exhibition where we celebrate the years body of work.
Our art classes are designed to develop your child's technical ability, enhance their creative thinking and foster a state of confidence and empowerment. We do so via our course content, delivery methods and learning systems.
TERM 1 | DRAWING - DEPTH, EXPRESSION & FORM
Term 1 begins with drawing the most popular of all the art disciplines. In this term we explore traditional drawing techniques in a relaxed and engaging way. From lead pencil to pastels and vibrant markers, 2D to 3D forms, still-life to cartooning secrets. Through out this term your child will create a number of artworks along with a major work of art. Their major piece is a work on wood panel, surface prepared and mounted* ready to hang at home.
*Works are mounted over the holidays ready for collection in Term 2
TERM 2 | PAINTING - LAYERS, COLOUR & COMPOSITION
The traditional approach to painting can be very challenging, yet there is so much joy and amazement which can be produced when when these methods are simplified. Thus in this term your child will discover the foundations and techniques of painting in a skills based yet simplified and playful way. Through out term 2 your child will create a number of works along with a major work of art. Their major piece is a work on canvas, stretched, wired* and ready to be displayed proudly at home.
*Works are prepared for hanging over the holidays, ready for collection in Term 3
TERM 3 | SCULPTURE - MODELLING, 3D FORM & STRUCTURE
If Drawing is the most popular modality among our young artists, then Sculpture is a very, very, very close second. In Term 3 we explore an art medium which delivers the most immediate sense of discovery, accomplishment and pride. As difficult as it is for our teachers to cart these bulky materials around, the response from our young artists is well worth the effort. In this term we will discover abstract forms to sculptural realism, creating a range of 3D works* to stand proudly on a plinth, mantel or a parents desk.
*Sculptures created nearing the end of term will be glazed and/or varnished for longevity over the holidays, ready for collection in term 4.
TERM 4 | MIXED MEDIA - A WELL ROUNDED YOUNG ARTIST
Now we bring it all together! In Term 4 we look towards our end of year exhibition as your child combines the fundamentals of Art into a range of dynamic works. Drawing, Painting and Sculpting - Composition, Perspective, Colour, Layering, Form, Structure…. Yep, there’s a lot in this one but that’s the fun of it. Again our artists will create a range of works along with their major piece. Their major work is on a wood panel, surface prepared and mounted* ready to hang at home and to star in our 2018 Kids Art Exhibition.
*End of term work along with those exhibited will be ready for collection the weekend following our exhibition - Date to be confirmed early term 4.
2019 KIDS ART EXHIBITION
Our favorate time of the year! Your child's work will be exhibited and celebrated along with the works of children from our other Create Collective locations. Now we sit back and watch as your child, beaming with confidence, holds your hand and guides you to their work. The exhibition date will be confirmed early in Term 4 though it’s more than likely to be held in week 9 of the school term.