British artist – Peter Clarke

I was going to be doing a project with the grade 7s on South African artist, Peter Clarke. In my google lead research, I discovered another British Peter Clarke who was also an artist! He works primarily in collage and I really liked his stuff! I decided to do an art project based around Clarke (British Clarke) with my grade 4s! Here is my own example I could show them.5


‘Beaded doll’

I did this project with my grade 4s. We were going to recreate one of the beaded dolls sold at markets! Using only cardboard, string, a polystyrene ball, some sequins, dye, paint and school glue, we did it! This is my example.

Torn and pasted artwork

This was another idea for an adult art class. We took a photo we liked from a holiday we had been on. We tore bits out of newspapers and used these to build up a tonal base for the artwork. I used school glue mixed with water and painted it under and over all the layers so that it was very firm (almost like decopage). We then went over this permanent markers and acrylic paint.

Here is my one. I added one or two more things to it but this is basically what it looked like. 🙂


African artwork

I am lucky enough to work at Camps Bay Primary School in Cape Town. Such a beautiful spot! For the past year and a half I have been doing adult classes on Tuesday evenings. I really enjoy them! I use them as an opportunity to try new ideas and I get to participate in making art as well. For a while now I have had an idea that I wanted to try. As I walk around Camps Bay or drive around Cape Town, I see artworks like those above. Probably an original style that has now been mass produced and aimed at tourists but I still like it. The forms are elongated and the colours bright!

Here is my modern day version of one of these artworks. I had just gone for a walk down to Camps Bay beach so that was my inspiration. I still plan to go over parts of it with my fineliner to add extra details but I thought I would show the artwork in the raw. I took an A2 paper, cut it in half long ways and made a border with masking tape. I sketched the figures in pencil first before doing a wash in water colour. I then added acrylic to certain areas.20160928_084929.jpg: