Broomy’s Bairns – Artist Studies – Rose Wylie (part II)

In yesterdays Broomy’s Bairns, we did a second part of our Artist Studies series on painter, Rose Wylie.  As Wylie herself does, we wanted the kids to think about editing their portraits, and continued trying to get them not to be too precious of marks made or finished works.

We looked at each portrait and discussed what we might liked to be edited about our own painting. For example, Jasmine wanted to change colour of one of the bows on her head. Taking paper from the same roll that we used before, we cut a shape out that would fit where we wanted to the new bow to be.  Jasmine chose the new colour for a bow, and painted it how she wanted on the new piece of paper.  Once the new piece had dried, it was simply glued onto it’s new spot on the portrait.

Some of the kids started thinking about what they might like in the background of their portraits, with Molly deciding she wanted quite the menagerie!

Our Broomy’s Bairns Art Class is an on-going creative class for the little ones to explore and make!

The Broomy’s Bairns Art Classes are every Wednesday at the Broomhill Art Flat, from 4pm – 5.30pm and is suitable for ages 5-11 years old.
If you would like to register your interest for a child to attend the Broomy’s Bairns workshops, please call RIG Arts on 01475 649359 or email

Come on the day to the Broomhill Art Flat (to gain entry, press number “12” on the keypad to be buzzed into Broomhill Court),
12 Broomhill Court, Ann Street, Greenock, PA15 4ET

Broomy’s Bairns is funded by Creative Scotland and so is completely FREE!


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