Sharon Gale’s Blog

The furniture arrives at last!
October 23, 2009, 2:37 pm
Filed under: Art Cabin

With the arrival of the furniture, the Art Cabin is ready to ‘Rock N Roll’. Big Mouth is amazed at the transformation, and can’t quite believe that back in March, this space was a cold, uninspiring, storage unit .

The art club which begins after half term is full, (and there’s a waiting list).

Big Mouth is busy planning creative workshops, not only for children but for adults too (more on this subject will be posted at a later date).


The Big Day, The Big Draw
October 13, 2009, 12:43 pm
Filed under: Art Cabin

Wasn’t the weather nice on Saturday?  It was just what we ordered!

There was a fantastic turnout and the Art Cabin came alive with the hustle and bustle of people getting their hands dirty (literally). I had a hunch things were going well when I saw a row of boys sitting at the desks, pens in hand, concentrating on their artistic doodles, occasionally checking out each others work and laughing.

Mr Disbrey was in charge of the clay area, visitors really enjoyed making thumbpots and sculptures. The sand pictures were a favourite too, some of the art produced from this medium was amazing. The doodling, fingerprinting caricatures and computer enhanced self portraits created lots of laughs. Putting earphones on and listening to some thought provoking music, which you then had to draw using charcoal, created some wonderful results.

It wouldn’t be an art day without some mess, and this was achieved with zeal in the hand-painting on vinyl corner. Despite the screams of laughter and the bucket load of green sludge coloured paint left over, there were some extraordinary Jackson Pollock style art painting to admire.

When it was time to pack up we still had a full house, but many hands make light work and my heartfelt thanks must go to everyone to stayed behind to clear up and to Brigitta who took some wonderful photos of the artwork produced. Quite frankly the day couldn’t have gone any better.

The Banner goes up
October 1, 2009, 9:46 am
Filed under: Art Cabin

The Dynamic Duo are very busy preparing activities for the art event, which takes place in just over a week. Finishing touches are still being applied to the  Art Cabin, sadly there is no sign of the tables and stools yet, but hey ho! There’s still time.

Big Mouth is awaiting a reply from the local newspaper, it would be good if they ran a feature, here’s hoping.

The good news is that the PTA will be doing refreshments, tea, coffee, Squash and cakes…. yum

The extra good news is that after half term the Art club will begin. Sharon Gale is to become artist in residence and Lyn Hardy art assistant on Monday afternoons. There will be a drawing club during lunchtime, children will be able to pop in to the Art Cabin and draw, research, discuss their ideas and use their imaginations to produce work if they so wish.  During the afternoon Sharon will work on different projects with the year groups. Then after school there will be an art club where students will work on longer term art/craft projects.

This is a very exciting development for the school!