Term 2 Week 5

Amber & Turquoise Class

This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 classes have been looking at the paintings of popular American artist Leroy Nieman (see examples below). We discussed his use of colour and brush strokes, then practised drawing lion faces in our sketchbooks. We finished with a colour version, combining oil pastel and watercolours. We will be starting a final version on canvas next week ready for our Winter Exhibition!


Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created compositions based on the landscape paintings of Ton Schulten (see examples below). We used rulers to draw a series of horizontal and vertical lines, creating a grid on which to draw some elements from a landscape such as trees, buildings and boats. We then mixed variations of different colours to paint in the different spaces created by the grid. We will be starting final versions of our designs on canvas next week, in preparation for our Winter Exhibition!


Maroon & Emerald Class

Maroon class finished off their Hundertwasser inspired landscapes this week. They got some brilliant results! 


Emerald class discussed the work of Turner Prize-winning British artist Chris Ofili (see examples below). We talked about his use of patterns and collaged faces, and his African influences. We warmed up in our sketchbooks by generating lots of different patterns, then created mixed media abstract patterns around collaged photos. We will starting our final paintings on canvas next week, which will be on display in our Winter Exhibition!

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