1 February – 4 April 2020
***This class has now SOLD OUT, the next block will be online very soon***
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, printmaking 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 initial class will focus on printing with nature, using dried leaves and organic objects to create a layered mono-print. Moving on from that, we will look at a variety of textures and patterns in still life objects, children will create their own still life, selecting pattern and fruits with interesting shapes, learning how to record detail through analytical drawing using a variety of lines. We will also be looking at exotic animals to create fantastic colourful Mexican inspired masks. Children will begin this task by drawing their chosen exotic animal before making the base of the mask from cardboard and building up shape and texture, finally painting and adorning it with magical finishing touches!
The next project will be learning how to marble paper as a background on which to print collagraphs, which the children will also learn how to make, creating a beautiful mixed media piece combing two techniques of marbling and printing.
The final project will be looking at the work of Matisse and inspired by sea weed and organic objects, children will draw these then create colourful mixed media artworks using some of the techniques they have already learned such as printing and collage to make their very own Matisse inspired art work.
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.
01/02 Using dried leaves and natural objects to create layered mono-print.
08/02 Analytical drawing/Still-life in pen, drawing with pattern and texture.
15/02 Mexican mask making – choosing and drawing animal, extracting shapes from which to make the base.
22/02 Begin cutting and gluing eyes, mouth, nose etc. with cardboard.
29/02 Begin painting mask.
07/03 Finishing touches, glitter, beads, feathers etc.
14/03 Paper marbling and making collagraphs.
21/03 Printing on to marbled backgrounds.
28/03 Looking at the work of Matisse and drawing organic objects.
04/04 Using shapes from drawings to cut in colourful paper and card and creating collagraphs to print with. Arranging collage pieces and printing onto final artwork.
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.