Term 5 Week 4

Maroon, Amber & Turquoise Class

This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists have been revisiting the work of Henri Matisse, building on our collage work from last term. This time, we looked in particular at ‘La Gerbe’ (see below). We talked again about Matisse’s use of organic shapes cut from paper, and used scissors to create some of our own. We arranged the shapes over a balloon, using cellulose adhesive to build up the layers. When they’ve completely dried we’ll remove the balloon and be left with a Matisse-inspired bowl sculpture!

‘La Gerbe’- Henri Matisse


Magenta & Violet Class

The year 3 and 4 artists worked with clay this week. We looked at examples of ancient Greek and Roman theatre masks (see photos), as well as more modern masks from Venice and Mexico. We are using these as inspiration for our own mask sculptures. We sketched out the proportions of a face in our sketchbooks, then started by creating a wide pinch pot, forming it into the shape of a face. We’ll be painting designs on to them one they’re fully dry.

Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 classes have been looking at the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti (see photos). We took turns to sketch our partners modeling different poses, using simple stick figures to emulate Giacometti’s elongated figures. We then used lolly sticks and glue guns to form our chosen poses, before starting to cover them in Modroc. We’ll continue with this stage next week.


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