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Splodgers Art Club

Splodgers create their very own winter forests


The boys in Splodgers have thoroughly enjoyed creating these amazing winter forest scenes, all rather apt at such a chilly time of the year!

First of all the boys made borders for their pictures using masking tape and then a water colour wash was painted onto the paper to create the wintery background.  Whilst still wet, salt was sprinkled over the picture to disperse the paint colour which created the super, splodgy effect.  Once dried, some of the salt had crystallised onto the paper which left a beautiful glitter effect. 

For the trees, crepe paper was applied to thin card using water and, when removed, left a lovely colourful wash on the card, which was to become the cut out trees.  Small trunks for these were created from recycled box card and foil and the trees were then carefully glued onto the lovely backgrounds.  

The boys also created an ice picture, which was made using water in a flat tray, dipped with some water colour paints and a few of the card trees submerged into the water. This was frozen and later brought out for the Splodgers to see and touch to demonstrate that art is not always a solid piece of work but ever changing!!

We are very impressed by the boys' beautiful creations which are proudly on display in the Dining Hall and our thanks go to Mrs Curran and Miss Hawkins for their expert guidance!