This week was our first full week of the new term and a very busy one, with all twelve classes up and running!
Maroon & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists learnt how to mix different types of green this week. We started with two primary colours- yellow and blue- and experimented with adding different amounts of each to produce a variety of hues. We also used white to create different tints. We used all the different greens to create a leafy background for some lovely owl characters!
Amber, Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists learnt about colour mixing too. We discussed the art of Hundertwasser and his use of warm and cool colours, and painted a page of each in different stripes. We will use the paper we have created to produce a collage inspired by Hundertwasser’s paintings.
Violet class worked on some green colour mixing and made owls, just like Maroon and Turquoise class!
Jade & Emerald Class
Our year 5 and 6 artists started work on a two week project, creating peacock portraits! We looked closely at real peacock feathers and sketched them in our sketchbooks. We practised mixing a variety of different colours using only primary colours, black and white, and using different sized brushes to create feathery effects. We then began work on the portraits. Next week we’ll finish them off!
Cyan & Indigo Class
Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists started an oil painting course this week! We started by learning some basic techniques including smooth blending, visible brush strokes, underpainting and using linseed oil to thin the paint. We got some lovely results, especially as this was an unfamiliar medium for most of the students!
Arts Award Courses
The new school year sees two new Arts Award classes starting! We currently have Cerise class who are finishing off their Bronze level awards, Teal class who are starting the Explore level (moving on to Bronze after Christmas), and Sapphire class who are embarking on the Silver level award! We’ll also have another Bronze group starting after half term. Watch this space for news on how they’re getting on!