Tuesday evening saw me teaching the staff from Moorlands Junior School. We masked a variety of shapes on plates and mugs then added dots for pattern. They were a great group of people, and a number of them commented that they didn't normally like craft but that they'd really enjoyed themselves. I can't wait for their pieces to come out of the kiln as I know they'll be impressed with what they made!
Then yesterday saw me teaching a Year 5 class at Moorlands. In the afternoon I had an hour long art lesson followed by a flute lesson. The art I was teaching, but the flute one I got to be a pupil too!! I can now play the notes B, A and G on the flute, how cool is that!
After reading 'Ish' by Peter Reynolds to the class I did some 'one liners' followed by some blind contour drawings aka Carla Sonheim :) These nine and ten year olds were keener to have their drawings 'look' like the real thing but did give it a go. Bob's one liners above were my favourite - he was the only one not tempted to trace back along the lines...and he really looked for his blind contour drawings of a dragonfly and a butterfly!
I did mine on text paper...
... and added coffee stain around the outside of the image.
I did a deal with the class, if they did one blind contour drawing, they could have a second piece of paper to do a drawing whilst looking!!
After getting my books marked at school I hotfooted it to the Bean and Brush to teach my Autumn Platter. I love how different they all are! How fab is that 'keep calm' one! The lady brought a print out of the words and crown which she turned into a stencil, then masked the words underneath (...and drink wine!)
They'll all be heading for the kiln tomorrow once the Moorlands' pieces are out :)
Now for a bit of a rest today, and some journalling as relaxation :)