Each class continued with their paintings on canvas this week, in preparation for our exhibition.
Amber & Turquoise Class
Our reception year 1 and year 2 artists added details to their paintings based on Monet’s Water Lilies. We practised the technique of layering up different shades of green and purple to depict a lily pad before choosing where to paint the lily pads on our canvases. We then learned how to create a lily, and added them to our work. The results are looking beautiful!
Magenta & Violet Class
In our year 3 and 4 groups we continued with our paintings based on the work of artist Yvonne Coomber. We used toothbrushes and ready mixed paint to add tiny flowers using a splattering technique, which was great fun and really effective! We then moved on to acrylics, painting small circles onto the canvases to become more flowers. We discussed the idea of perspective, and aimed to show a sense of depth by painting smaller flowers in the background and larger ones in the foreground. We’re making really good progress and next week we will finish these paintings off!
Maroon & Emerald Class
In the year 5 and 6 groups we continued with our Gustav Klimt-inspired Tree of Life paintings. We sketched our own versions of the tree onto pre-painted canvases before using fine brushes and gold acrylic to paint our designs. All the swirls made it quite a fiddly job and we needed to concentrate! Next week we’ll be adding the finishing touches.