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!