Term 5 Week 2

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists thought about how to show emotion through the lines and marks we made. We suggested different emotions and thought about what that emotion feels like, and how we might represent them visually through our choice of colours and the movements we made with the pens. We then created ’emotion portraits’, filling our faces with marks and lines in oil pastel to represent how we’ve felt at different points in the day. We added watercolour to complete our images.


Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists explored the concept of representing emotion through markmaking too. We warmed up in our sketch books, imagining how different emotions could be expressed though lines and colours. We produced portraits to represent the emotions we might feel and how these emotions are often interwoven and can get quite complicated.


Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists represented the concept of self in a different way. We investigated the work of New York based Pop Artist Keith Haring, discussing his use of symbols and how we could use similar motifs to represent different aspects of our lives and personalities. We also looked at examples of zentangles. We drew around our shadow silhouettes onto paper then filled the outline with patterns and symbols to denote our thoughts, feelings and actions.


Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists started a lino printmaking project this week. We looked at examples of lino prints by Carry Akroyd (see examples), based on fenland scenes, and used these as inspiration for our own designs. We then used cutting tools to start to cut our designs into the surface of the lino.

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