Amber & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists have been developing their colour mixing skills this week by investigating the work of British artist Anthony Frost (see examples below). We discussed his use of vibrant primary and secondary colours, and the way in which he paints onto a textured background. We created our own background using a variety of textured fabrics, then mixed colours to paint our pieces. We got some very colourful results!
Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists have been studying the geometric compositions of Wassily Kandinsky this week (see example below). We talked about the use of straight lines, angles and shapes and how they interact with one another, and made a record of particular elements that we liked in our sketchbooks. We then combined these elements to create our own Kandinsky-inspired compositions, which we will be adding colour to next week.
Our year 5 and 6 artists had a visit from one of our Bronze Arts Award students this week! Frances, who is in year 9, chose to share her skills with Emerald class as part of her award criteria. Frances had prepared a really enjoyable workshop on Tangrams- dissection puzzles consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. She showed the group some examples of designs they could make using the tangrams, and then encouraged them to come up with some images of their own.
Emerald class really enjoyed the session and gave Frances some positive feedback for her Arts Log.