Bowery TV - Online sessions for adults and children


ART FOR U & ME

Suitable for Children 6yrs+ with the aid of an adult. The concept of these sessions is to get creative together. Fun for all with an aim to inspire.

Creative Classes - £6 per session.

Creative Classes are longer more in depth workshops, the sessions have been tried and tested many times on our Kids Art Club and we know they work well.

Length of activity 1-2hrs.


Crayon Etching

This wax resist method of making art means that you can paint over wax crayon and scratch out a drawing. Kids are always amazed with the results!

Get your art materials ready and start the step by step video.

Materials

  • Cartridge or cheap printing paper
  • Pencil
  • Image (A few fish images are included for you to try)
  • Tracing paper
  • Black Acrylic paint.
  • Paint brush
  • Water Jar
  • Oil Pastels

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Mono Printing

Mono meaning one of a kind. Using tracing paper as our plate and paint as the ink, we can produce a series of fabulous prints. This session is a great introduction into the wonderful world of printing.

Get your art materials ready and start the step by step video.

Materials:

  • Cartridge or cheap printing paper
  • Pencil
  • Image (A few animal images are included for you to try)
  • Tracing paper
  • Acrylic paint. Black for the outline and any others you may have
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Jar
  • Masking Tape

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Paper Painted Mouse

Not only are we making this super cute mouse, the workshop covers, colour mixing, applying paint and shade & tone. All the essentials for becoming a great artist!

Get your art materials ready and start the step by step video.

Materials:

  • Paper Bag (we have use a sandwich food bag)
  • Pencil Acrylic or Poster paint. (we have used Black, White, Red)
  • Paint brush
  • Water
  • Jar
  • Glue
  • Stick Scissors

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Creative Shorts - FREE

Creative Shorts are extracts from longer art sessions done with the kids and are super simple ideas for you to try.

Origami Bunny

Materials

  • Lightweight paper - printing paper will do
  • Scissors
  • Felt tip pen

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Sock Monster

  • Materials
    Old sock
  • 2 odd buttons
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Old rags or toy stuffing

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Cut & Paste Surrealism

Materials

  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Scissors
  • A sheet of plain paper (to collage onto)
  • Glue

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ADULTS - DRAW MAKE PAINT & PRINT

These sessions can easily be done on your kitchen table, so whatever your creative passion and ability, we are hoping you will be inspired to have a go!


Lampshade Making

Looking to learn a new skill? Once you’ve made one of these easy drum Lampshades, you won’t want to stop!

The method shown can be adapted to any size frame.

Materials & Equipment

  • Double Sided Tape approx 1cm thickness – Extra Strong/ Sticky (possible brand Peak Dale)
  • Double Sided Tape approx 1.5-2cms thickness – Cheap / Less tacky (any brand will do)
  • 20cms Plain Ring & Ring with Fitting (positive and Negative)
  • Lampshade Self Adhesive - Length approx 20cms (dependant on what length you want) x Width 64.5cms
  • Fabric 5cms larger than self adhesive
  • Scissors - Fabric & Paper
  • Craft Knife
  • Plastic credit card for turning fabric into frame
  • Locktite Glue (optional)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Ability; Suitable for all.

Get your art materials ready and start the step by step video.

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Hepworth – Experimental Print Making

Using Barbara Hepworth Sculptures as a starting point, this workshop combines two types of printing; Mono & Gelli print.

Both techniques are great for creating interesting and unique artwork.

Materials & Equipment

  • Paper
  • Look at Hepworth Sculptures online for further inspiration
  • Oil Pastels / Soft Pastels or anything else for creating initial sketches
  • Gelli Plate / Polymer Plate
  • Block Printing Ink – Black, White + 2 Colours / Could use Acrylic Paint
  • Brayer Roller
  • Some tools and materials for creating texture; bubble wrap, tissue paper, folk, sticks etc
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Tracing Paper
  • Newsprint / Newspaper
  • Scissors

Ability; Suitable for all

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Hockney Cut & Paste Prints


An enjoyable and informative lesson in Shade and Tone.

The workshop is inspired by Hockney’s series called “Home Made Prints”

Materials & Equipment

  • Paper
  • Line Drawing (provided) or you can draw your own
  • Graphite Pencil (thick)
  • Black & White Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Palette
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Water Jar
  • Photocopier to turn into a print – optional (it could be left as a collage)

Ability; Suitable for all

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Machine Sew: Storage Bucket / Plant Pot Holder

If you are wanting to brush up on your sewing skills or want to make a lovely little handmade gift, then this is the perfect project with superb results!

Materials & Equipment

  • ¼ m of Fabric
  • Fat Quarter of contrasting fabric / Hessian
  • ¼ m of heavy weight Interfacing (sew in or fusible)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread Scissors - Fabric & Paper
  • Iron if using fusible interfacing

Ability; As long as you can thread your machine and sew in a straight line you can do this project.

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Machine Sew: Concealed Zip Cushion

An excellent project if you are new to zips or struggle to make them super neat.

We will start by making the pattern, before moving onto cutting and sewing.

Materials & Equipment

  • ½ Metre of Fabric
  • Thread to Match
  • Sewing Machine
  • Paper - newsprint or newspaper for pattern
  • Ruler & Pencil
  • 18” Concealed Zip
  • Machine Zipper Foot.

Ability; As long as you can thread your machine and sew in a straight line you can do this project.

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Picasso Portraits – Cubism

Produce a fragmented abstract portrait of Donald Trump or the Queen…you could even do a self-portrait or one of friends & love ones.

This a fun and relaxed session that would make a great Friday night in!

Materials & Equipment

  • Paper Line Drawing (provided) or create yourown
  • Watercolour pencils or anything else to colour in.
  • Black Permanent Maker Pen
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Access to a photocopier / trace off with tracing paper / trace off by holding upto the light.
  • Water jar & Paint Brush (if using watercolour pencils or paint)

    Ability; Suitable for all

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Creative Shorts - FREE

Creative Shorts are extracts from longer art / craft sessions.

Draw Better - a view through the window

Materials & Equipment

  • Felt Tip Pen / Board Maker
  • Paper
  • 2B Pencil

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Easy Macrame

Materials & Equipment

  • Garden Twine, approx. 16 metres per holder
  • Scissors
  • Ring Binder / Split Ring - Optional

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Gelli Printing

Materials & Equipment

  • Leaves
  • Gelli Plate  - Don't have one? you could use a   mouse mat or anything else you can think of!
  • Acrylic Paint; White, Black + 2 other colours
  • Brayer Roller
  • Some tools and materials for creating texture; bubble wrap, tissue paper, folk, sticks etc
  • Paper

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Who is teaching these sessions?

All our online classes are brought to you by me, a qualified Art & D&T teacher and owner of the Bowery.

I worked in the fashion industry for many years before re-training as a secondary school teacher. In 2008 my husband and I threw caution to the wind and set up the Bowery. I host lots of workshops, courses and events for adults and children in DRAW MAKE PAINT & PRINT.

I continue to work in schools teaching teachers, I also do external workshops at other art organisations as well as providing creative sessions to community & charity groups.

I hope you enjoy and please do share your results on our social media platforms.

Sandra X