Wednesday, 30 November 2011


The infant department at Tannadice Primary wanted a mural, so we designed it my committee and this is the result. Ten monsters created and painted by about 50 pupils.  I love it. 

The big 8 eyed pink guy is my favourite.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Airlie Worthies

While working in Airlie school this week I found one of last years projects on display and finally got round to photographing it.

It was designed by some of the wee ones, selected and cut out by some of the upper school with most of the sewing done by myself and my trusty machine.  The background fabric was painted with dye.

The older children used portraits and hand drawings as paper patterns and found fabric in my "Rag Flag Bag".

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

ISLA SCHOOL blue print project

I have recently had the opportunity to work on an independent project in one of my school as an artist.  (the joys of being part time!) The project was initiated by the amalgamation of three small rural schools and the design of their spanking new, state-of-the-art school building. 

It was a huge undertaking, involving various artists, with a limited budget and a common theme - the blueprint. The children worked on various signs, symbols, stones and paths with a blue theme, which leads the viewer all through the school grounds.  They has gained inspiration from, amongst other things, the original drawings for the school, maps and the route they take to school in the morning.  Producing an abundance of items including bunting, painted stones and little books. 
I worked on these recycled suncatchers to hang on the front fence.  The children wanted to have the viewers look through the little windows that we cut on the tin foil plates where we had placed laminated sheets with wool, printed stamps, and little bits of maps etc.  Later in the year I will make a stained glass window with some of the older children to place in the school.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Northmuir Revisted

Further to my disc paint revival, at Northmuir today, classes had put up all their magnificent castles.  Stunning or what?  They have done me proud.


New slant this week - ready mixed paint.  Still life subjects.  We are looking at SHAPE, PATTERN AND COLOUR.

We are taking our time, little by little, stage by stage, watch this space, I think these are going to be great! 

These little artists are only 10 years old!

Disc Paint Colour Families

Inverarity School was studying WW2, so we used the disc paints to create a range of camouflage colours. the gave them names too.....
Think my hall may become blackout yellow next!
The simple circular design was based on the radar, designed by a local man Watson-Watt