Term 4 Week 3

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists have been investigating printmaking using a variety of objects from around the studio. We discovered several objects that create different sized circles, from which we could create concentric designs. After experimenting with producing different shapes, we used them to create a design in two colours. 

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists worked on a similar project. We concentrated on producing clear, whole prints from the objects, and considered placement of objects when planning our final compositions. We were inspired by architectural designs.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists started a two week drypoint intaglio printmaking project. We had a demonstration of how prints are made using the technique of scratching an image into a surface, rubbing ink into the scratches and using a printing press to produce an image. We then spent some time creating our own designs in our sketchbooks, before using etching tools to scratch into the surface of a CD. Next week we’ll use the CD images to produce prints!

Paisley Art Watercolour Course- Week 1

This week we started our watercolour course with our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists! The focus was on experimenting with different techniques, including wet-on-wet, graduated washes and the use of salt. We then looked at examples of paintings by Melbourne based artist Elizabeth Barnett and worked on a painting of flowers in her style. We got some lovely results!

Cyan Class

 

Indigo Class

Term 4 Week 1

We’ve had a lovely first week back after the half term break! This term we’re focusing on printmaking- however, this week we called on our collage skills from last term to create collograph blocks. We’ll be producing prints from them next week!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists were inspired by the work of Matisse. We discussed the organic and geometric shapes we could see in Matisse’s work, and aimed to include both in our own versions.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists took their inspiration from the work of Kimmy Cantrell (see photos). We discussed how the faces were assembled in different layers, then had a go at creating our own characters by cutting shapes from thin card.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists investigated the human figure. We discussed proportions, warming up by drawing stick figures in different poses. We concentrated on representing the limbs proportionately, and showing where the main joints were. We then recreated one of the poses in cardboard.

Term 3 Week 6

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists swapped projects with our year 3 and 4 students this week! It was our turn to create some beautiful forests to showcase our markmaking and collage skills. We invented some lovely patterns!

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

It was the turn of our year 3 and 4 artists to work on collages inspired by Paul Klee’s ‘Chateau et Soleil’. As well as using the precut squares and triangles, we used scissors to cut smaller shapes in order to create more intricate and detailed designs.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists investigated tonal value this week. We warmed up by completing tone activities, using graphite to achieve a variety of tones through shading, hatching and cross hatching. The students were then challenged to create a collage using newspaper, with the aim of achieving a variety of tone in their piece. 

Unfortunately Ellie forgot to take photos… here are some pieces we were using a inspiration though 🙂

Term 3 Week 5

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists investigated the work of Paul Klee. We looked at his painting ‘Chateau et Soleil’ (Castle and Sun) and discussed the shapes and colours we could see. We then created our own interpretations of the painting using squares and triangles of coloured paper.

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Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists experimented with mark making to produce these ‘enchanted forest’ illustrations. We got some great variations in how trees can be represented!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists completed their decoupaged masks this week. We used strips cut from magazines to cover the mask and background, then chose specific letters, words and images to represent aspects of our personalities. We got some great results!