Term 1 Week 4

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created some messy Jackson Pollock inspired artwork this week! We watched a video about Pollock’s techniques, the used spinges, toothbrushes and our hands to create spattered patterns. We also had a go at using extended paintbrushes!


Amber Class

Amber class were taught this week by two of our Bronze Arts Award students, who came to run a workshop as part of the skills share element of the Bronze course. They introduced the group to the work of Keith Haring and the students created some large scale Haring-inspired doodles inside outlines of their bodies! They then worked on drawing expressive lines, chosen to represent different emotions such as happiness, fear, excitement and nervousness. The class really enjoyed the session!


Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists tried painting with extended paintbrushes this week! We used masking tape to fix paintbrushes onto bamboo canes, then used them to produce some large scale abstract designs. It was interesting to see the effect this had on the way we controlled the brushes, and how much harder it was. We also tried painting portraits using toothbrushes and sponges, and then again while holding the paintbrushes with our feet!


Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists had an equally messy session working with extended paintbrushes, hands and feet! 


Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists built on the skills they’d learnt in previous sessions to create a painting of a ceramic object. We chose white objects so that the subtle differences in tone were more apparent and so that we weren’t distracted by having to think about colour or pattern. We started off by mixing four tones of grey in addition to black and white. We produced an underpainting first, sketching out the basic forms in the palest grey. We then highlighted the lightest area of our painting, followed by blocking in the darkest areas, and then finished by adding the midtones. 

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