Term 6 Week 6

This week, our classes were challenged to make models using newspaper and masking tape! Some of the classes also used Modroc to cover their sculptures. We got lots of very inventive results!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

 

Jade Class

 

Emerald Class

Emerald class had a visit from one of the Bronze Arts Award students this week. The student is working towards Part D of the award, which involves sharing skills with others. She showed the class a variety of different techniques using oil pastel, acrylic paint and marker pens, linking them to work by different artists. The class gave her some great feedback as they enjoyed the session! 

 

Cyan and Indigo Class

Our secondary school classes worked on some monoprinting this week. We created some pictures of birds and tried out different kinds of collaged and watercoloured backgrounds. We got some interesting results!

Term 6 Week 5

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists assembled their Rachel Beach sculptures onto card and fixed them in place using PVA glue. The results were very colourful!

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Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists painted their lovely papier mache rabbits this week. Each group used different colours. They looked great sitting together!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists used coloured tissue paper to add designs to their Jacob Hashimoto inspired sculptures. We made some lovely designs!

 

 

Term 6 Week 4

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists discussed the work of sculptor Rachel Beach (see examples). We talked about her use of geometric shapes and bright colours, and how we could see lots of straight lines and angles. We painted pieces of wood and arranged them into 2D versions of her sculptures. Next week we’ll glue the pieces down to finish.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists worked on creating some fabulous papier mache bunnies! We started with a plastic bottle, and made a head by scrunching up a ball of newspaper. We fixed pie cleaners on for the ears, and then covered it all in strips of newspaper dipped in diluted PVA glue. Next week we’ll paint them!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists were inspired by the beautiful installations of Japanese artist Jacob Hashimoto (see photos). We created our own versions using willow withies and wet strength tissue paper. Next week we’ll add coloured patterns!

Term 6 Week 3

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created two different kinds of sculptures using cardboard cylinders! We cut slots into toilet roll tubes and painted them bright colours before leaving them to dry. We then spent some time gluing strips of corrugated card into rings and attaching them together using glue guns. We created some interesting shapes using this method! After that, we slotted the dried toilet roll tubes together to form towers which were inspired by the buildings of Hundertwasser (see example).

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Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists painted their ceramic tiles that we made last week, inspired by the work of Hilke Macintyre. We used fluorescent paint to make the features really stand out!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists used acrylic paint to decorate their ceramic shoes inspired by artist Diane Rojas. They looked fabulous!

Term 6 Week 2

This week, each class worked with clay!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists learnt about Anthony Gormley’s ‘Field For The British Isles’ (see photo). We found out that the installation includes 40,000 handmade clay figures, made by 100 volunteers over the course of one week! We used terracotta clay to create our own figures to arrange into a miniature version. The two classes made around 170 figures between them!

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Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists discussed the ceramic work of Hilke MacIntyre. We spotted recurring elements in her work such as trees, flowers, figures, animals and weather. We learnt how to create a clay slab, then build an image from clay, making sure we stuck it down firmly using the score and slip technique.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists looked at the work of New York based artist Diana Rojas, who makes oversized ceramic versions of designer shoes. We used air drying clay to produce our own versions, referring to our own shoes as a starting point. We then added embellishments!

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Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists have been working on a stencil printmaking project for the last two weeks. We were inspired by the work of British designer Marcus Walters (example below). We sketched a geometric design based on his work, and thought about how we could split it into three layers in order to create three separate stencils. We cut the stencils using a craft knife, then applied paint using sponges. We got some lovely results!

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Term 6 Week 1

We’re into the final term of the school year! Term 6 at Art Stars will focus on sculpture. We’ll be working with a variety of media including plaster, cardboard, clay, willow and wood to create some three dimensional masterpieces!

This week each class created a relief sculpture from card, inspired by the work of Frank Stella (see examples). We discussed his work, talking about the different colours, shapes and textures we could see. We cut shapes from card, adding interest to them using a variety of media. We played about with composition until we were happy with our pieces, and then we experimented with different ways in which to add a 3D element to our work.

Maroon & Turquoise Class

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Term 5 Week 5

This week we worked on a typography project!

Maroon and Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists investigated different forms of hand lettering and practised writing the initial of their name in a variety of ways. We then produced our initial as a layered collage, incorporating patterns made using Posca pens. The results looked great!

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created a typographical design using their names. We practised writing our names in different styles, inspired by examples of hand lettering. We drew some wavy lines across our page, then fit our names between the lines to create an interesting layout. We went over the pencil lines in marker pen before adding Brusho colour. The designs were really colourful!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists spent some time finishing their mythical creatures from last week. We used soft pastel, blending colours together to create different textures.