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Chilthorne Domer Church School

Together we Love, we Aim High and we Celebrate!

Our Art Blog

Little Ones Art Club 

March 2023


I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our first two sessions of our new art club! The children from Reception and KS1 have been amazing!


Our first little project was Imaginary Landscapes. During our first session we experimented with paint and mark making to make papers to use in our collages the following week. We had a lot of fun making a very big mess!


This week we used our papers to cut and tear to make our imaginary landscapes. The children did an absolutely fantastic job! I was blown away by their creativity!  I can’t wait to start our next little project! 

Mrs Steele

9th March 2023 - Mosaics!

This week we were delighted to welcome David Bowers from Mosaic Madness to the school to work with us on our whole school mosaic mural.

The children all worked on design sketches based on our key Christian values; Truth, Forgiveness, Compassion, Perseverance, Respect and Trust.

6 designs were chosen and over the last few days every child and adult in the school, along with some parent helpers took part in creating our beautiful ‘dyptych’ mural.

I think you will agree they are absolutely stunning and we cannot wait to get then mounted on the walls either side of Beech Class doors for all to see!

David was very generous and also worked with Year 6 on a separate mural as a goodbye gift to the school community. This mural will hang in the church representing the very special link that we have.

It has been a fantastic week with a fantastic outcome!

Thank you to Mrs Steele for securing a grant to help with costs and for organising the whole project.

27th January 2023 - Still Life

Oak Class have been looking at still life this week. In the absence of enough tea pots and vases we used some good quality pictures of interesting compositions and next week the children are bringing in their own items to create their own composition. Their work this week was amazing! We focused on careful observation, looking at simple shapes and lines. Today we continued looking for simple shapes but this time to make a collage. I absolutely love what they created! Well done, Oak Class!

9th December 2022 - Mod Roc

I am happy to finally share some of our finished mod roc sculptures.

Our project was called Storytelling through Making. We looked at Quentin Blake’s illustrations of characters and how he exaggerates the figure and almost tells a whole story just through the drawing.

There is so much you can tell about the characters just through the illustration; the features, the colours, the clothes and, most importantly, the poses.

We then did some figure drawing and used some manikin models to explore poses. The children chose a dynamic pose and made their armatures (sculpture skeletons) out of modelling wire which we wrapped with newspaper and masking tape before we added the mod roc.

The children LOVED applying the mod roc! A lot of them were surprised about how it felt and how messy it was.

To add the colour we used tissue paper and pva glue. They are just fantastic and the children are so proud of them and so am I! I was told that year 4/5 was a bit young to work with modelling wire as it can be fiddly and requires a lot of patience but they exceeded all expectations!

Well done Oak Class!