Happy Birthday Your Majesty from the Art Club

We observed pictures of a young Elizabeth II, looking carefully at the features of her face while trying to draw our queen’s portrait in proportion.

Ages Ago with a Contemporary Twist

The year 6 children from Mr Webb’s class have worked very hard studying the proportion of the human body using wooden mannequins to observe and draw. They were inspired by the Italian painters Carlo Carra and Giorio De Chirico, creating their own Stone Age narrative outcomes. They have developed their ideas further by creating patterns, looking at symmetry and rotation.

 

Tricky Times in Art

Some of our year 5 and 6 children persevered with the delicate, painstaking process of silk painting.  They designed their flowers based on Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings.  Care was taken drawing with gutta on silk, blending and smoothing paint was the next challenge, finally rock salt was added for the extra tonal effect.

 

Stone age Stones

 

Upper key stage 2 children have really enjoyed experimenting with a range of media to create cave men imagery this term such as dry pastels on cartridge paper and paint on sandpaper. Some of the children painted on garden stones using watercolour paints; they found this small scale work very tricky but really enjoyed the challenge.

Beautiful calendars by year 2…

Beautiful calendars created by our year 2 children based on imagery and artists’ work, linked to the four seasons and colour theory.

Spring half-term one.

Key stage one children have learned about the features of the human face while drawing portraits of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole using shading pencils and pen.  They have focused on tonal shading and line drawing.

Lower key stage 2 children have enjoyed looking at African masks using a line of symmetry to aid accuracy when drawing.  They have also tried very hard to create different tones with shading pencils.

Upper key stage 2 children are continuing to explore numerous art techniques for creating Stone age imagery, including painting on stone and sandpaper.  Keep looking to see some of their exciting images next half-term.

Upper key stage 2 children are continuing to explore numerous art techniques for creating Stone age imagery, including painting on stone and sandpaper.  Keep looking to see some of their exciting images next half-term.

Winter Wonderland

Here are examples of the wonderful Winter art work created by our children this half term. They experimented with a range of media and sought inspiration from the Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Wonderful Winter Trees

This is the first of our fantastic winter artwork to be completed – we have lots more to come!  The Ambitious Owls worked hard drawing deciduous winter trees in their art books, finally planning their own compositions on black sugar paper using white colouring pencils.