tweetkids workshop: pastel play


Pastel chalk rubbings today!

Spring is here at last and we’re all going to play with the beautiful colours that the new season represents. Light blue, light pink, light green, light yellow, beige and lilac. A new selection of colours to learn and discover through simple frottage, textures, shapes, and colour combinations.


The goal of the workshop was to make some unique jackets for our new English exercise books. We used food packaging such as corrugated card from biscuits packets, fruit nets and knobbly plastic from vegetable packs to form the surface for the chalk rubbings.


After some experimental fun applying the vertical side of the pastel coloured chalks in strokes over the different surfaces, we came to the final ‘canvas’ to make the book jackets. Each child chose colours, surfaces and stroke style!


The finished pieces are very individual soft textured patterns.


To end the workshop we read some some nursery rhymes together from the very special and entertaining edition and of the classics: My Favourite Nursery Rhymes by Tony Ross (Andersen Press 2007).


Here’s one we like very much:

What Are LITTLE BOYS Made Of? Snips and snails and puppy dogs’ tails. That’s what little boys are made of!

What Are LITTLE GIRLS Made Of? Sugar and spice and all things nice. That’s what little girls are made of!

Well done to the designers Ludovico, Viola, Francesca, Viola, Matteo.

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