This week our artists were inspired by the experimental work of contemporary textiles artist Lynne Chapman. You can find Lynne’s lovely work on her website here.
Maroon & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists looked at examples of Lynne’s experimental textiles work. We discussed the media she used, including cold tea bags! We had a go at using tea bags in our own work to create background patterns onto fabric. We then used Brusho paints to add other interesting areas of colour.
Amber, Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists looked at examples of Lynne’s work inspired by petroglyphs. We talked about symbols and language, and recorded some examples of petroglyphs used in Native American artwork in our sketchbooks. We then created a design onto fabric inspired by these symbols, using oil pastel and Brusho.
Jade & Emerald Class
Our year 5 and 6 artists took their inspiration from Lynne’s work based on maps. We looked at examples of both old and more contemporary maps, and discussed the similar symbols we could see in each. We used these symbols when inventing maps of our own fantasy landscapes, and drew them onto fabric using pencils and Brusho.
Cyan & Indigo Class
Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists continued with their sock monkey project this week! They’re almost complete.