Week 4 – Artist residency St Mark’s School

In Week Four we had a painting adventure. Paper on the floor, brushes stuck to long sticks, we found out how the brushes moved with the weight attached. Bouncing, swiping, swooping and twirling were some of the new ways we found of moving. We worked with our cut out colour feeling pages to create 2…

Week 3 – St Mark’s Artist Residency

In week 3, I really started to identify with the themes the classes are working with. Expressing ourselves through art, telling the stories of where we have come from, and talking about our feelings and values. I’m working with the fantastic art teacher, Markelle Archer, and today she told me about a child drawing, smoothing…

Artist residency at St Mark’s Church School – Week 2

In Week 2, we have been looking at central ideas that guide each class in their explorations through the term. With Year 7, we looked at how we can express our individuality through art. I talked about Drawing It Out, where I drew people and invited them to just be themselves; moving, talking, stretching, and…

Keep moving

One of the great things about teaching is that I get hear myself explain the processes I go through all the time in the studio. This week was the last of a block of classes, and I shared what I know; that I can teach, only because I do. All of the fear, the uncertainty,…

Artist residency at St Mark’s Church School- Week 1

I am the 2018 Artist in Residence at St Mark’s School in Wellington. I’ll be here all term, working with every class exploring expressive drawing. I’ll teach them exercises, respond to their projects, and make my own drawing to be displayed in the school. Today is Thursday and we have had a wonderful week so…

Drawing through touch

In Expressive Drawing Class we do this exercise where we draw through touch only. You close your eyes, and I give you a fragment of sculpture from the studio. They are lumpy, tangled, odd, silky. They are not things that you usually see, and so you can’t identify them. You have to feel your way…

Fernridge and Masterton Primary schools make art…

This project was with Fernridge school and Masterton Primary, in Masterton, supported by the Wairarapa Road Safety Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council as part of the Regional School Travel Plan programme which aims to have more children travelling safely, actively and sustainably, to school. I worked with two full classes of ten year olds to create three pou…