Dia de Los Muertos Mask

A fun Halloween project for this festive and spooky week. Free template to download below! print off and cut out your ‘Day of the Dead’ Mexican masksnip along the ‘cut’ lines and cut out your eye holeshole punch each side for your elastic fastendecorate your mask with patterns and shapes or add collage shape detailfold... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Hummingbird

A nice little transfer technique activity for all kinds of age, this sweet bird picture will make a nice picture or a card. You will need: Half a sheet of tracing paper or a glossy white paperWax crayonsA4 cardWashi tape/decorators tape Colour thick stripes of colours on your tracing paper, press hard to make the... Continue Reading →

Moth Colouring Book

Galaxy Pomegranate by Josie Southam It is Moth Week and at Art Club Exeter, we are celebrating  Lepidoptera (insects including butterflies and moths), by taking a beautiful journey through the unique Moth Colouring Book by local young artist Josie Southam. Josie is kindly sharing one of her colouring creations in a free pdf to download... Continue Reading →

Monster Mash

We had a lot of Neon Stars in our supplies, and it was invitation for new fun projects. Neon Pufferfish was a hit amongst our young artists. Younger children love a wacky and friendly monster with an extra serving of googly eyes! You will need Neon ‘price stars’ or neon card. ScissorsGluePipe cleanersColoured papersGoogly eyes.... Continue Reading →

Paper Pompom

One quick and colourful little summer project, to cheer up an indoors day! This is a simple technique that you can use for all kinds of ball decorations. We did a bauble with recycled Christmas cards last year. You will need: 3 inches circle hole punch or a circle template of 3 inches. Colourful papers... Continue Reading →

Painted Poppies

It's so freeing sometimes to get the paints out with no fixed intention. We regularly cover the table with a big sheet and get creating. Mark-making is a playful way to paint and experiment with paint-brushes. This project plays on impressions of the brush on the paper and colours. You will need: ~ Poster paint/watercolour/ink... Continue Reading →

Gaudi Froggy Mosaic

Gaudi is a great Artist to introduce children to the art of assembling colours and patterns abstractly. We made this Gaudi style paper mosaic collage using the tiles section of an old interior design magazine. You will need: ~ An old magazine (World of Interiors is ideal with its thick glossy paper) ~ PVA glue... Continue Reading →

Toucan Collage

At the Art Club we love an animal collage. This project uses tissue paper to give your animal some texture and colour. You will need: ~ White A4 card or paper. ~ Glue (Pritt Stick or PVA) ~ Tissue paper ~ Googly eyes Draw your own Toucan or use the stencil to draw round on... Continue Reading →

Paint and Paper Flowers

Painted paper scraps are a little treasure stash we love building and using. We make them patterned for some projects or we keep random scraps for abstract work. We made these flowers by using paper that we used for watercolour mark-making practice. You will need: ~ Normal white or pastel colour A4 paper ~ Watercolour/poster... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Bugs

They are the little beauties buzzing and crawling around our gardens, or in the pages of an old magazine... This is a quick way of creating fabulous little critters: magazine and fine-liner doodle. You will need: ~ An old magazine ~ Scissors ~ Fine-liner ~ Glue Find textures and patterns in an old magazine or... Continue Reading →

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