Monday, April 13, 2015

Term 1 stories

Term 1, 2015, at Kids Create focused on the topic 'STORY'.

We started with free painting to music. As the artists put paint to paper, Noah and I responded to their marks and actions through beats and chords.



Words and images from magazines were then added. Stories started to form.
These works (or parts of) became potential inspiration for projects that were to follow. 


The 'map' for a video game.


Part of this work was about the artist's dog. 
Her project became all about, and for, her pup. 

In the weeks that followed:

Outfits were created for Brittany. 



A new little world was formed.  



A dog friendly outfit made.




Artistic collaborations established. 
Outfits were designed for Katie, for the up-and-coming fashion show. 
The dressing room was also designed, along with the red-carpet runway.  




The video game comes to life. 



Different techniques and materials were explored.



In between projects:
Harmony Day art was created for the Neighbourhood House. 




We happily welcomed our new volunteer Melodie.
(Sorry about the photo Mel we'll get a better one next term)


And we sadly farewelled Noah. 




But, with the good news that Noah would return for our final session. 

Projects were presented to family on our second last day:











I was very proud of all the artists, they well and truly deserved all the applause they received. 


Our last day looked back on the term:

We each selected an important moment from during the term. It was represented in a quick drawing and the story then told to the group. As the story was told we all noted down words that stood out to us. These lists were given to each artist, after having been read out. 


We then took our words into song, music and a bit of dance.









Thanks Turquoise Whale for capturing it on film. 

We ended with a few tasty food treats and an arts-making treat in the form of outside chalk drawing - inspired by our stories, of course. Next term's topic was also discussed. 'GAMES' was settled on, so we will see what projects emerge in the coming weeks...

A big thank you to Noah for all his time spent with us. We wish you all the best with your studies!

Term 2 for Kids Create, at Sussex Neighbourhood House, begins on the 25th April.