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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Magic of Shells
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.
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.
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.
Reception pupils prepare sheets of painted and printed pattern to collage at a later time.
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.
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.
Pupils from Little Horsted C of E Primary School made these stunning painting onto thick water colour paper with vibrant inks.
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.
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.
The Port , The Beast and The Traveller
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.
We go to the TATE
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