Kids Atelier

Kids Atelier is a platform for children from 6-11 years who take pleasure in making visual art and/or are interested in dance/movement
Kids Atelier
Kids Atelier7 days ago
In an earlier class we learned to mix all the colours of the rainbow and also discovered how to make our own grey shades (for clouds).
This time, we were ready to use these skills to create an imaginary cat that swallowed a rainbow 🙂
The children could either choose to draw cats from memory or pick a photograph of a cat as inspiration.
Using acrylic on canvas, they produced lovely artworks combining both very bright colours and grey-scale tones to express an array of funny rainbow animals.
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Kids Atelier3 weeks ago
During our last session we tried to combine learning with fun, and made our own colour wheel, starting with only the three primary colours – yellow, red and blue – and mixing them to make more colours using acrylic paint.
With this palette, we then tackled our new topic, using photographs as inspiration: to paint a brightly coloured Italian village – or maybe one in Mexico?
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Kids Atelier5 months ago
We took the opportunity to explore acrylic paint and how it can be blended into various tints.
Our exercise was first to mix three primary colours – yellow, red, and blue – to obtain black.
This self-made black paint became a base for creating a pallet of grey tints, simply by adding a little white acrylic paint.
The children then chose images of clouds they liked, in black and white.
Using these fluffy clouds as inspiration, the children went on to depict them in their own style (using a normal brush, silicon brush, stamping tools, etc.)
Kids Atelier
Kids Atelier5 months ago
An exploration of the timeless theme of the self-portrait using charcoal pencils was our task on Thursday 24 September. For a few children, this was a new technique as well as a new subject, and we all benefited from deepening our observational practice. We spoke about the proportional characteristics of a child’s face, paying attention to neck and shoulders, etc.
When the kids were done with their black-and-white self-portraits, it was time for something fun and expressive. We kept with the theme of a face, but this time the children could draw a very colourful and imaginative ‘funny head’ using acrylic markers.
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Kids Atelier5 months ago
Franky's work got displayed in Museum Young in Art. Follow the online museum for daily doses of happiness:-)
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Kids Atelier6 months ago
As an introduction, we looked at some abstract works by Rothko, Miro, Klee, Kandinsky, Pollock, Delauney, etc.
We wanted our paintings to reflect different emotions. The children had the opportunity to choose one emotion from a jar and try to imagine what that felt like.
There were a lot of choices to make: if you were happy or frustrated, which colour would you choose? How would you paint it, using lines, dots, spots...? Would you scratch it, stamp it, dribble it, splash it, spray it or smear it onto the paper? The task seemed quite difficult for a while because it was a freestyle assignment, but the results were surprising, we even had action painters among us!