Thursday Rainforest Art

After School Club

Starts: Thurs 9th Jan for 6 weeks 

Times : 3.45pm to 4.45pm

Ages : 6 - 11yrs

Location: 98 High Street Lewes Basement rooms, access from Keere St

Cost: £75 (6 weeks at £12.50 per class)

This January lets transport ourselves to the warmer climes of the Southern hemisphere and the magical Amazon rainforest. In these lessons we will look at the diverse array of vegetation, animals and insects that live in this tropical wonderland.

Over the course of the 6 weeks, we will create illustrated maps of the rainforests habitat, referencing the beautiful work of illustrator Katie Vernon. We'll create an etomology of our favourite insects/butterflies and look at artists such as Matisse who used simple plant and flower forms in his later work. And if you love painting there'll be a chance to create your own forestscape referencing the Naive style of Henri Rousseau the
famous Post-Impressionist painter.

January Course Timetable


Week 1 - Thursday 9th Jan - Rainforest Map - in this lesson we will create a watercolour map of the Amazon and illustrate our key facts referencing the work of artist Katie Vernon.


Week 2 - Thursday 16th Jan - Animal Masks - turn yourself into your favourite animal, bird or insect with these handmade card masks.


Week 3 - Thursday 23rd Jan - Create your own Modern Matisse abstract colourful plant painting out of paper and Posca pens.


Week 4 - Thursday 30th Jan - "Mini entomologists" in this class we'll illustrate our colourful tropical beasties from pictures supplied to create beautiful wall art.


Week 5 - Thursday 6th Feb - Henri Rousseau will be the artist we'll study in this 2 week lesson. From images supplied of his work we'll discuss the meaning behind his paintings and discover what the forest means to us through our painting.


Week 6 - Thursday 13th Feb - In this lesson we will have time to complete our Naive art paintings.

 

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