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September 27, 2017

Creating a head piece in a cubist portrait style is a great way to introduce young artists to the radical art movement whilst teaching them about combining 2D and 3D forms. Cubism is one of the most influential art styles of the early twentieth century, challenging con...

September 20, 2017

A fun and expressive way to draw is with indian ink and bamboo skewers.  Students are always excited to see the magic of how black puddles and patterns spread like spidery magic across wet paper. It encourages students to focus on linework and tone whilst being bold wi...

September 13, 2017

Looking to integrate historical learning into your art lessons? Creating your own Mesopotamian style Cylinder Seal is a perfect way to do this. Cylinder seals were impression stamps, often quite intricate in design, used throughout Mesopotamia. They were known as kishi...

August 9, 2017

Reflecting back to Egyptian era style and fashion, we decided to create our very own pair of Egyptian sandals.  Taking inspiration from the cloths shoes and jewelry of the Egyptians. We first created our sandal structure by drawing around our shoes onto cardboard to ma...

August 4, 2017

Taking a focused look at vases and vassals from the Roman and Greek era. Vinspace created a lesson on the style, patterns and symbols of Roman and Greek Vases. The class started off by looking at and analysing old photos of vases. From there they drew out their shape o...

August 1, 2017

A fun and exciting way to introduce young children to not only recycle but also to upcycle.  This is a group project creating a 3-D painting using only recyclable materials to make their masterpiece.  Our students used everything from cardboard to plastic bottles to cr...

July 24, 2017

Taking steps through the Egyptian era we came to one of the most interesting elements: Mummies and Tombs. For this project we created our tombs with clay, building up the basic shape with the coiling technique. Then we moved on to refine the shapes and details of the c...

July 19, 2017

Taking our artists through history with our Summer Camp Syllabus we have covered many eras of time. One of our top lessons so far was walking them through the Egyptian era all the way back to wall murals, symbols, ancient mummies and tombs.

To fully immerse our little...

July 13, 2017

To kick-start our pre-history themed classes the VinSpace team based the first set of classes on the Paleolithic arts. We started out first Summer Camp class on Animal Cave painting and sculpting caves together as a team. The class started off looking at ancient cave p...

June 26, 2017

Puppet making is a fun and effective way to create a wide range of imaginative and unique creations with some basic materials. Transform the drab paper bag by painting in a variety of different colours. Once it is dry you can add drawing, collage and smaller details to...

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