Garden Exploration…

A new house – a new garden! Fun time spent one sunny, Sunday evening not long after moving into our beautiful pre 1841 listed town house… I stood in front of a canvas 1m x .5m armed with acrylic paint, ink, emulsion, water, brushes, cloths and sponges and tried to recreate the feel of this […]

“A Journey round our favourite places…” Busylizzie Art at Bishops Hull Primary School this week…

Creating giant paintings stretching across several canvases in the style of David Hockney was planned by Liz of Busylizzie Art for Y6 at Bishops Hull Primary School in Taunton. In order to capture something of their love for those special places around the school grounds, the children first explored by taking photos and then identified […]

Art for arts sake…

Busylizzie Art has gone back to class – Friday art class at CiCCiC Taunton to be precise! What a pleasure it is to explore objects and materials from a different perspective than usual.  Who knew bubble wrap would capture the imagination in such a way… Circles inspired further choices of  objects to look closely at […]

Busylizzie Art teaching trainee teachers…

Busylizzie Art provided a day of Art Skills training for trainee primary school teachers yesterday and it was hands on all day – compiling a sketchbook of notes and practical activities, adding to it their own examples from the practical activities…. These soon-to-be teachers learned about the progression of skills necessary to develop confident artists […]

Busylizzie ‘al fresco’….

 Today I spent a glorious day outside, colour-mixing and painting with groups of children at this tiny village school. Working from the children’s ideas, I had made a quick sketch of their design….church, school, hills, hedges, wellies and much more… We began by blocking out areas of sky, trees, grass and hedges…. Sketchbook(7ft x 8ft […]

Busylizzie back from Plymouth – Part 1

Monday evening had been spent madly making ready for the trip to Plymouth. Resources were sorted and packed: paper cut for painting, strips cut for word lists, labels made for group work, tokens for talking, as an early start was required Tuesday…. Thursday, and Busylizzie Art has returned from two hectic days in Plymouth. Armed with […]