Maroon & Turquoise Class
This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists completed their mixed media portraits! We practised drawing our own faces in our sketchbooks, using a mirror to help. We then painted a large scale version onto our collaged backgrounds using black acrylic paint. We added white acrylic highlights in the eyes, and finally used diluted paint to make the background paler so that our portraits stood out. The results looked great!
Amber, Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists completed their Chris Ofili inspired layered paintings this week. We looked at examples of Ofili’s work (see below) and practised drawing patterns in his style. We then used a mixture of fine and medium brushes to add a layer of pattern over our collaged backgrounds.
Jade & Emerald Class
Our year 5 and 6 artists completed their collaged self portraits. Last week they sketched out a rough portrait onto green card before tracing over it in more detail onto acetate using permanent markers. This week they continued to add elements of collage to the green card, using the acetate as an overlay. There were some really different approaches to the task, which was very interesting and added variety to our gallery!
Our Explore Arts Award students have been busy working on their self directed projects for Part C of the award. They’ll be reflecting on the outcomes next week and recording their progress in their Arts logs.