1 February – 4 April 2020
TUTOR Siobhan Morton
DAY Saturday 10am – 12pm
DATES 1 February – 4 April (10 weeks)
LOCATION Art Studios
This course will develop a wide range of skills in drawing, print-making and sculpture. It is jam packed with exciting projects, encouraging children to experiment with different materials and ideas to stimulate their creative development, offering a variety of fun and engaging drawing and making techniques. The first half will be focusing on different ways of mark making and drawing using pencil, rubbings, ink and wash, mono-printing and watercolour, drawing found objects from the beach. Following on from that, children will select and arrange driftwood to paint and make a sculptural and functional coat peg. We will look at the work of artist Bridget Riley before creating a linear abstract masterpiece in acrylic paint.
The second half of the block will focus on 3- dimensional work, children will learn how to make basic origami shapes and incorporate these mini paper sculptures into a wire frame kinetic sculptural mobile. The course will also cover basic hand building techniques in clay, making an animal based pencil holder, from an animal of their choice.
The final weeks will combine the 3-D skills learned to create an entomology hanging display box, making exotic beetles from card, jewellery wire and beads. The course has been designed with tasks and skills that will engage young minds and keep them motivated and enthusiastic by covering tasks with outcomes that lead to finished pieces every few weeks that they can proudly take home and display.
07/09 Rubbings, pencil drawings, ink & wash and watercolours of beach treasure!
14/09 Mono Printing and collage of drawings.
21/09 Learn how to make an accordion book to mount drawings into.
28/09 Select driftwood and shells to create coat rack and mobile, begin painting.
05/10 Finish painting driftwood pieces and assemble, ready to take home.
12/10 Look at examples of Bridget Riley’s work and begin masking canvas ready
to paint, choosing colour scheme and paint with acrylics.
19/10 Learn how to make simple origami shapes and begin attaching to mobile
frame, playing with balance (look at Alexander Calder’s kinetic sculptures).
26/10 Finish making mobile/kinetic sculpture.
02/11 Make small animal inspired pencil holder by combining two pinch pots.
09/11 Paint pencil holder with acrylic paint to be varnished & taken home next
16/11 Fine line pen drawings of beetles/insects and begin making in coloured card.
23/11 Make small box frame and continue making small card insects and using
jewellery wire for antennae and beads for eyes etc.
30/11 Glue insects in to “entomology” display box and take home.
Siobhan Morton graduated from GSA in 2001 with a BA Hons in Design – Ceramics. After graduating, she worked for the Highland Council as an exhibitions assistant, curating and touring exhibitions around the Highland Council Galleries from Kingussie up to Thurso and Caithness. Returning to Glasgow in 2005 she took a studio in Fireworks in Garnethill. In addition to making her work she has taught children and adult pottery classes as well as community art workshops and studied her teaching qualification at Glasgow University in Secondary Education. She continues to teach and produce her own work in watercolour, printmaking and ceramics.