Painting

 

This work takes place in the hall so pupils can work on long rolls of paper        Every one has a section to paint       Pupils are please with the finished results

Painting can be a messy business and will put some teachers off. We provide all of the resources to enable the whole class to engage in painting. Aprons, table covers, water pots, pallets and brushes all come as part of the service.  Learning about colour mixing is a valuable skill. Painting projects in ready mix, water colour or acrylics all have their place in school. Set design for your school play, visual links with other subjects, murals, school mottos, illustrations for literacy projects all work well for relaxed pleasurable learning. Work based on an Artist can engage and really interest pupils in how different people look at the world.

This painting includes feature from their story book from Australia   This painting links well with the class topic   St Martinspupils adding her large coloured dots

These wall paintings were made by Nursery and Reception pupils from classes at St Martins C of E Primary School. Art Techniques delivers 9 days a year residency at St.Martins.

 

Newhaven Town Centre Mural Project

Town Centre mural section funded by Enviromental Services    Sections of  Town Centre Mural  Another mural section from Start Art and Smart Art

Start Art and Smart Art were funded by ESCC Environmental Services to cover an unsightly space in the town centre with these stunning mural panels.

Students receive their Certificates from Environmental Services for painting this town-mural    Environmental Services ESCC fund materials for painting this town shop front mural

 

 

Saltdean Primary School mural 2013, all pupils were involved

Building up layers of paint with each year group adding their marks.  Starting with year 6 as they are tall.

Saltdean Mural space Saltdean Mural  masking tape is press against lines of brick  Saltdean Mural rollers to apply base coat Saltdean Mural painting starts Saltdean Mural end of day 1 Saltdean Mural  day 2 and the tape is removed  Saltdean Mural Egyptian block are used against the blue base colour Layers of block print and coloured spots are painted in patterns by pupls  Saltdean Mural  takes shape Saltdean Mural small wall is finished  Matisse sponges take on an under water theme                Applying some spray paint               Some stencils and spray paint are used by the door

 

 

 

Native American Project with Community Artist Michael Lamb

As part of ‘Native American’ Project children from Start Art produced this large wall painting. The project extended into the park with a sage burning fire ceremony, target practise with bows and arrows fired at a hand crafted buffalo, head dresses, dream catchers and Certificates presented by the Mayor of Newhaven Robert Robertson, in his tribal cheif costume.

Line drawings were made first Next the paint was added  Sections of a mural by Star Art and Smart Art

The Nativa American village  Buffalo

 

 

The Magic of Shells

A group shell painting ready mix     Pupils worked on this painting together

A number of sea shore based project stimulated these beautiful paintings. Carol was one of the tutors for’ Children’s University’ for Brighton and Hove County Council. One project was the Magic of Shells.

This paintng had collage added which was cut from printed paper  This paua shell painting was made by a group of children who started with a continuous line drawing

A mixture of colbolt and cyan were used before the bright yellow star fish were added    Abalone shell  painted for a display

 

 

Working with Creative Partnerships

Reception pupils, from St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic School in Hastings, had the opportunity to make a number of panels to brighten up some dull spaces around the school.

Eigh large boards were made which included paintings   St Marys Creative Partnership Project with Art techniques St Mary Star of the Sea Creative Partnership project with Art techniques St Marys Star of the Sea Creative Partnership project with art Techniques St Marys Star of the Sea Creative Partnerships Project with Art techniques St Marys Sta of the Sea CrativePartnershp Project with Art Techniques

These stunning painting were made by laying large leaf shapes under acrylic sheets,  The Reception children painted over the shapes they could see.  They then collaged into the gaps with madras tissue paper once the paints were dry.  These were placed in front of windows to allow the light to show through.

A range of painting techniques are used with pupils    St Marys Star of the Sea    St Mary Star of the Sea

Reception pupils prepare sheets of painted and printed pattern to collage at a later time.

St Mary Star of the Sea painted boards go on display     Reception pupils change their space

They all had the chance to paint, print and then collage what they had printed.  This project was funded by Creative Partnerships Changing School Programme. Art Techniques was part of a whole school project.

These year 1 sketch books show pupils using animal print paper to stimlate drawingsYear 1 at St marys Star of the SeaSt Mary Star of the Sea Sketch book work

Pupils in year 1 chose animals as their theme. Each child painted animal skins into sketch books before printing t-shirts with animal designs they had made from paper stencils.

 

 

Chinese Painting

Pupils from Little Horsted C of E Primary School made these stunning painting onto thick water colour paper with vibrant inks.

Water colour paints onto water colour paper with tape and wax resist   Water colour painted onto water colour paper with tape and wax resist

Water colour painting onto water colour paper with tape and wax resist   Water colour onto water colour paper with tape and wax resist

 

The Newhaven  Fish Festival

For the annual Newhaven Fish Festival the Start Art and Smart Art groups tried a new way of powder painting to create a powerful image to be printed onto t-shirts to wear in the Fish Festival parade. Once the powder paint was in place we sprayed the work with water.  Some of the paint colour then soaked into the paper.

Experimenting with stencils and powder paint at Smart Art for the Fish Festival t-shirt designs   Experimenting with stencils and powder paint at Smart Art for the Fish Festival t-shirt designs

Experimenting with stencils and powder paint at Smart Art for the Fish Festival t-shirt designs   Experimenting with stencils and powder paint at Smart Art for the Fish Festival t-shirt designs

 

St Martins C of E Primary School ASC Mural Project

Twenty pupils from Reception to Year 6 brighten up the climbing wall in winter 2012 in St Martins School playground.

Carol prepares St Martins  ASC   20 pupils attend ASC Mural Painting

 

 

The Port, The Beast and The Traverler

The Port , The Beast and The Traveller

Start and Smart Art World War 2 air boxes   Start and Smart Art Boxes water

Start Art and Smart Art were invited to take part in the event’ The Port, the Beast and The Traveller’ a play written by Sara Clifford. This Project was funded by Zap Arts from Brighton and engaged many community groups into the production of a play which used the location of the Fort as a stage.  The audience followed the play as it moved around the Fort.  The Play hit on many important issues around age and loss of memory.

Display at Fort Newhaven of rotating paintings by Start Art and Smart Art  Experimenting with stencils and powder paint at Smart Art for the Fish Festival t-shirt designs

 

 

 

We go to the TATE    

Paintings for the Tate by the Able Project The Able Project organised by Oackwood Link Worker take childrens art to theTate Painting

Oakwood CP Able Project  Oakwood CP Able Project. Pupils 10 years

 

 

Alfriston press imageA project at Alfriston School working with pupils fro Bourne School in Eastbourne

A project at Alfriston School working with pupils fro Bourne School in Eastbourne

 

Pupils at Alfriston Primary School all worked on sections of landscape inspired by the work of David Hockney and his exhibition which included large canvases linked together and photographic montages.

Mural painting with residents at a Foyer for young people

Mural by residents at the Foyer     Foyer mural