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Mrs W Davey - Teacher

Lesson 11 'Summer' 15/6/2020

If you are interested in joining Julie

My photos to use for ideas

Murlough Nature Reserve
Glenariff Glen
Glenariff Glen
Belfast Lough

Lesson 10 Self Portraits 8/6/2020

We are going to use an old canvas I’ve found
Draw your portrait with a pen
You make it a cartoon

Our Self Portraits

Nadia’s self portrait
We are going to do something with found objects

Stone painting week

We delivered our stones on Friday
If you live near by have a look
It was a wee bit windy
There are amazing stones

Stone painting Lesson 9

I used sand paper to help the paint stick
I used  PVA glue as a base
 The outdoor paint needed a few coats
We then decorated them with permanent markers
We hope to get them out to Donaghadee tomorrow
Nadia made a pet stone for her friend’s birthday

Stone painting week 1/6/2020

I’m going to use PVA first then this
These are the stones ready to go
Donaghadee Harbour
They are amazing

Lesson 9 1/6/2020

Our flower box in action

Lesson 8 ‘Flower Power’ All ready to go now

If you have some real flowers use them
Find an old box
Cover with bright paint to start
Leave to dry
Try some artwork anywhere
Cut your circles
Draw your flowers
I put some of that ‘found’ PVA glue on
Some of Nadia’s artwork

Lesson 7 18/5/2020 'Trees'

Trees are amazing they are all different.
This was our Cherry Blossom tree in April

Lesson 6 11/5/2020 Make your own Lockdown Sketch Book

We started our front cover today

Put your masking tape on
Use bright colours
Fill the whole page
Peel the tape away ready for your title

Message From Mrs Davey

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Week Beginning 4/5/2020 ‘Design your own trainer’

I have started to draw my trainer designs.

Find a photo of a trainer
Draw the outline shape
Draw your designs on
My finished trainer

Lesson 5 Trainers. We all have a pair somewhere at home so try drawing your own or copy the outline shape of some the trainers below. Add some 'sparkle' to your designs I am going to try some too!!

Lesson 5 Trainers

As we can’t celebrate birthdays the way we used we have had to be a little creative. So instead of buying your cards try making them. We have missed 3 birthdays including Molly’s 2nd birthday. We put balloons out on our gate so our neighbours tooted their car horns while driving past, we made a card, we baked a cake and played with bubbles! 
I would love to see some of your cards when we get back to school. I want to show you how to make a memory book so you can keep all your Lockdown drawings and school work together.
Take care everybody xxx

Birthday cards and memories

You can paint a page with texture
Put your hand on and draw around
Cut your hands out date and name
What about adding pattern to your hand
You could get the whole family involved

Hi everybody I hope you have enjoyed trying to make your elephants. Like us you might have birthdays to celebrate and as we can’t get everything we are used to what about making your cards? 
We have made a few and another one to do today and I can show you how next lesson. 

We are going to try and mail some hugs too as we can’t see all the people we are used to giving hugs to.


I miss you when you’re far away,

I’d love to see you every day, 

But since I can’t come over to play, 

I’m mailing you a hug today.


Miss you all and enjoy the sunny weather xxx

Lesson 4 Our Elephants.

We have made a few more
A mummy and baby elephant
I found some ‘googly’ eyes you could draw some on
They had a picnic yesterday in the garden
I think they enjoyed it
We found some glitter too

I hope you are trying a little bit of art work even some ‘doodling’ is good fun. Remember to keep them all so I can have a look at them when we get back to school. 

Some of you  know Julie our artist, she has been doing lots of drawing at home some of which we at Killard inspired her to do! So go unto this link and see what she is doing as she has a virtual gallery.

There is a great video and you can see Julie doing some of her artwork. 

Take care and the elephants are getting finished tomorrow xxx


Lesson 4 The Walk of The Elephants

Hi everybody I hope you have all had a lovely Easter and not had too much chocolate to eat! We have been busy in the garden and using things we have at home to make things. What do you think?

Find a empty milk carton. Draw a shape like this
Cut out or get help to cut this shape
We found some old wrapping paper cut into squares
I didn’t have any PVA but Mr Davey found some
It was in the garage use a pritt-stick if you can
I found an old table cloth
Stick the squares on
Over lap the paper and I had some help
Now we have put the eyes on yet and ears

The Walk of the Elephants

Hi everyone,


I hope you are able to get out into a bit of sun. How are staff getting on with your Rainbows? Wouldn’t it be great when we get back to school we could put all our Rainbows up in a big display...I have a making lesson tomorrow that we spent this afternoon doing. 
Take care Mrs Davey xxx

Lesson 3 Take a Line for a walk

Find any piece of paper
Use a pen start at 1 corner keep pen on the page
When you have stopped make each shape different
You can use  patterns if you want

Backyard Abstract Art

Get out into sunshine if you have the space
Grab some masking tape make some shapes
Fill in each shape with different coloured chalk
Get everyone involved
When it’s finished peel off the tape
The finished masterpiece with bubble mixture.

The Killard Rainbow Project

I hope you are well and when I can work it out I have a wee message for all of you. We have been busy painting rainbows! Try this design to draw your Rainbow shape.

Red orange yellow blue green indigo violet

Let’s chase the Killard House Rainbow. Video and links to come soon watch this space!


This is how you could try it. Get everyone at home involved .

Find some paper you could even use newspaper
Draw your rainbow
Even the cat could get involved
We worked on the floor
This is our name poster
Lots of bright colours
The finished product on view!

Miss Lowry's rainbow window

Hi everybody, hope you’re well! Here is a little art activity for you to try at home!

‘Virtually There’ at the Ulster University Art & Design campus.

We have been working with Kid’s Own from 2016.
Yr10, our artist Julie Forrestor and Wendy Davey.
Present yr13 work they produced in 2016 - 2017
‘ Layers’ 2016 - 2017 project
Yr10’s ‘Planets’ inspired by their Mac art trip.
Pupils worked independently in groups.
They included quotes on how they felt
The “Seasons’
Work from summer term 2019

Year 10 took part in a workshop organised by ‘Moonbase’ an arts organisation based in Belfast. Their clients and our young people enjoyed learning to weave while listening to singing and ‘all request Friday.’

We enjoyed the hospitality of the ‘Oh Year music centre.’ Their work will be displayed in the foyer of the ‘ Blackbox’ theatre during the Belfast Children’s Festival, please pop in if you are nearby to view.

Examples of their weaving
Yr10 enjoying a new practical skill
Moonbase clients joining in

Year 10 busy preparing for their workshop day on the 6th March. They will be working with the 'Moonbase' art project at the 'Blackbox' theatre in Belfast.

One of the volunteers showing them how to weave
Some of Matthew's and Mrs Davey's weaving samples
The girls trying it out on their own

Year 12's visit to the 'True Colours' exhibition at the Ulster Museum.

Thy enjoyed working with an artist.
Jayne got them to think about 'Skies.'
Creating patterns using a homemade tool.
They also looked at Irish artist's work.
Is this really school work?
The work below is an example of some of the work that will be on display at an exhibition being held from the 6th March at the Ulster University ( Art and Design campus). It will be a cumulation of 4 years work as part of the Kid's Own Partnership project were we collaborated with an artist from Cork . Please see the link below for more details on showing times and search for the 'Virtually There' project.

Art Project

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Scu 5 concentrating really hard on their “Kandinsky” circles.

Year 10 are making the final touches to their 'Kid's Own' project. They will be exhibiting their work in the 'Black Box' theatre and in the foyer of Ulster University during the Belfast Children's Festival being held in March. Watch this space for event information within the next month.

'Planets' by Samuel, Troy and Suzie
Art discussion taking place.
Amazing obseravtion drawing from Suzie
'The Seasons' by Melissa, Declan and James.
'Miners' by Niall, Kaylee, Grace and Kevin.
Primary Art club have started 2020 by looking at the artwork of 'Kandinsky'. They are enjoying using different materials to make lots of 'happy' circles
The 'Art Team' have been very busy getting ready for the yearly Pantomime on the 13th December.

Year 11 celebarting World's Children's Day 30th Anniversary of UNCRC. Busy at work producing their 'blue' portraits.

Year 10 enjoyed a day of art as part of their 'Kid's Own Project'. The artist they are working with Julie Forrestor travelled up from Cork for her onsite visit and they spent all day plaster casting. " That was the best fun today, " Yr10 pupil.  

Yr8 enjoyed 'taking a line for a walk' inspired by the work of Paul Klee.

Year 10 Kid's Own Project

Year 10 have been busy with their 'Kid's Own' art project they are preparing for Julie to visit them all the way from Cork! They will be exhibiting their work at the Belfast Children's Festival in March 2020

Year 11 hard at work! Year 11 made a great start to their Entry Level Art course and produced some excellent work for display!

1st Prince's Trust Lesson for Year 11 the 'Tall Tower Challenge' everyone enjoyed it!!