Natural Abstracts

Some stunning paintings made in response to two stories from Africa today on the Children’s Art and Storytelling course that I am running at Llanover Hall Arts Centre. ‘Why the Sun and Moon Live in the Sky’ – a Nigerian folktale, and ‘The Lion’s Whisker’ – an Ethiopian Folktale.

africa1

Elements by Jim age 9

 

africa16

African landscape by Paddy, age 9

 

africa15

Camouflaged Lion by Iolo, age 6

 

africa9

Sun by Paddy, age 9

 

africa10

Witch Doctor by George, age 7

 

africa11

Witch Doctor Dance by Jim, age 9

 

africa12

Elements II by Jim age 9

 

africa13

African Landscape By George, age 7

Preliminary Drawings:

Lion, by George; Winged Lion with Horn by Paddy, Mask by Paddy, Compound of Sun and Moon for the Water by George, Sun and Water by Iolo.

Advertisements

This Is What I Would Turn Into At Night

Here are some of my favourite art works by children I have been working with over the past months. They have been responding to old folk stories from many cultures.

The Lady of the Lake (Wales)

schoolproject21

Maui’s Magic Fishing Hook (Maori)

Maori workshop10

Maori workshop4

The Fox Maiden (Korea)

korea20(2)

Guardian Totems (Korea)

Medusa (Greece)

 

Gelert (Wales)

schoolproject16(2)

Baba Yaga (Russia)

russia5

Blodeuwedd and Twm Carnabwth (Wales)

Aztec Gods (Mexico)

The Bird with Two Heads, and Ganesha (India)

Huitzilopochtli (Mexico)

korea14