Stepping through the door

This week I’ve been working at the Mall Galleries with schools visiting from nearby Lambeth. I devised a workshop for them which involved looking at the paintings on display and sketching their favourites, then using that to inspire a book based on magical, mystery doors. Working with Elli from the gallery, we pre-folded A2 paper into a simple book form, then showed the children what was possible with a demonstration book featuring doors peeping on to the next page. Then the children got to work with scissors, glue and a big selection of tempting collage materials, together with coloured pencils. The results were incredibly inventive, with several children going straight into 3-D and others showing a tremendous innate sense of colour and design. You can see the demonstrations book I made to show the children here.

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