The Wednesday Art club that I have started at Stonehill School in Letchworth Garden City is a group of 12 students aged from Year 3 - Year 6. Its an art club that's running for an initial six weeks. I hope to be able to deliver it as a rolling programme there and at other schools locally too. It is partly funded by the children and Extended Schools Programme. The first week was spent cutting paper, making little bowls that then transformed to creatures: turtles and puppies and even to a boxing glove and a chef's hat!! The emphasis of the club is to have a theme that runs through it, but with pupil lead creativity so that they get the chance to let their ideas grow and develop.The loosest part of the theme is that its all paper that we are using, the main theme being imaginary worlds, creatures and places. So far its just been the best fun. I have worked at Stonehill before and was keeping my fingers crossed to have the chance again. I really like the school, the staff and the children.
- Vanessa Stone
- Arlesey, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
- I am a cut paper artist and I live in Arlesey, Bedfordshire. I am originally from Wiltshire, from a very long village called Winterslow, just outside Salisbury. I make my work by drawing into a black piece of paper and then layering colours from behind which I cut into again. This makes very delicate and intricate paper pieces that are inspired by my love of the landscape and the natural world about me.