We are excited to be kicking off term 2, for which our focus is on textiles! Here’s what we’ve been up to this week…
Maroon & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists made fabric bowls. We used ceramic bowls covered in cling film as a template, then added patches of fabric soaked in PVA glue. We made sure we smoothed the patches off so that out bowls retained their shapes. We got some lovely results!
Amber, Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists were inspired by Adinkra patterns this week! We looked at examples of traditional Adinkra symbols used to decorate fabric, and recorded some in our book. We then designed our own symbols to represent an aspect of our lives. We created a printing plate using craft foam and card, which we then used to print onto colourful cotton. The results were very effective!
Jade & Emerald Class
Our year 5 and 6 artists had a go at some radial sewing. We learnt how to create some designs on paper by linking 16 dots around a circle in different ways, and then created some design of our own. We used templates to draw the dots onto a piece of card, and pushed a needle through to create holes. We then used multicoloured embroidery thread to produce our designs.
Cyan & Indigo Class
Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists are having a go at creating some sock monkeys! We chose a pair of socks and marked out the different parts using a Sharpie. We then sewed along the lines using small stitches. We will continue with this next week!
Cerise Class- Bronze Arts Award
Our current Bronze cohort are also making sock monkeys at the moment! They are working towards part A of the Award.