Term 1 Week 2

Teal Class

Our online class made fabulous collages inspired by the work of Henri Matisse! We used water effect paper that we painted last week for the goldfish bowls, and cut geometric and organic shapes to create a background.

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 classes also made goldfish bowl collages inspired by Matisse, We think the results look lovely!

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists looked at the abstract collages of Rex Ray and produced their own interpretations using painted paper we had prepared before lockdown. We got some very colourful results!

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists made exploded squares incorporating the Japanese design concept ‘Notan’, involving the placement of dark and light elements. We started off with a simple design, and then challenged ourselves to add more complicated details.

Violet Class- Explore Arts Award

Our Explore Arts Award class have been working on Part A of the award. This week we experimented with alcohol inks! We created designs onto special paper and acetate- we then used the acetate to form abstract sculptures. We’ll record our views on this technique in our log books.

Term 1 Week 1

We are so happy to be back in the studio! It’s been lovely to see all of our students again. We’re focusing on collage this term- here’s what we’ve been up to so far!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists used watercolour to create wavy patterns in different shades and tones. We are going to use our water effect paper for a collage project next week. We also looked closely at some feathers, and drew them in different ways.

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created beautiful silhouette art! We made the marbled backgrounds before lockdown- in this session, we designed and cut out silhouettes to place in front of them. We got some lovely results!

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists produced some striking landscapes inspired by the work of artist Kate Shaw. We used marbled papers produced before lockdown to cut mountain shapes- we worked on depicting the reflection of the mountains in the water.

Cyan, Indigo & Cerise Class

Our Key Stage 3 & 4 artists experimented with manual photo manipulation. We used oil pastels, soft pastels and marker pens, and scratched into the surface of the photos to alter their appearance. Some of the old portrait photos ended up looking rather spooky!

Term 4 Week 4

Unfortunately this week was cut short- we made the difficult decision to suspend our classes due to the coronavirus. Hopefully we’ll be up and running again sometime soon!

Teal Class

Our Bronze Arts Award group grouted the beautiful mosaic coasters that they made with Muni last week. We’re looking forward to giving them a final polish once they’re fully dry!

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 & 4 artists worked on a monotone mountain landscape. We used Indian ink, drawing ink, watercolour and bleach, creating a variety of marks on the paper. We also produced a sheet of black texture using printing ink and a roller, ready to use when we introduce collage elements to the landscapes.

Arts Award News

Sapphire Class

Our Silver Arts Award group had a visit from Prin Marshall (aka Cur5) this week! The group are meeting artists to expand their knowledge of career opportunities within the arts. Prin is a freehand Illustrator and street artist who specialises in characters, paste ups and sticker art. Her main medium is ink. She spoke to us about her career path and the various arts organisations and events she’s involved with. It was so inspiring!

A huge thank you to Prin for coming along!

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Term 4 Week 3

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists finished their beautiful rainbows today! We also drew to music and used Brusho and cling film to create some patterned paper for next week’s projects.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists had a go at shaving foam marbling! It was a lot of fun, if rather messy. We’ve created lots of patterned paper to use in future collages.

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists produced some patterned paper for future projects using shaving foam marbling, traditional marbling and watercolour washes. 

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists combined the gesso experiments from last week to create compositions. We used masking tape, more gesso, scissors and PVA glue to alter the appearance of the pieces. We then added found imagery taken from magazines.

Arts Award News

Sapphire Class

Our Silver Arts Award group have been busy attending and reviewing arts events for Unit 1 Part C of the award. Please see our thoughts below- we have reviews for a workshop run by Muni’s Mosaics in our studio; visits to the Welland Valley Art Society’s exhibition and Stamford High School’s GCSE Art exhibition at Stamford Art Centre; the fantastic Korpfest at The Undercroft in Hampton; a theatre trip to see a play called Sandcastles at the Key Theatre in Peterborough, and some artwork on display at Istanbul airport and in Bangkok, Thailand, seen by one of our students on their winter travels!

Term 4 Week 2

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists made beautiful rainbows!

 

Amber, Magenta & Jade Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists made beautiful bugs using assemblage techniques! We cut the main shapes from cardboard, painted them, then added various details using a variety of different bits and pieces. 

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists created collage pieces based on the work of Jen Stark. We got some great results!

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists experimented with using gesso (coloured with paint) to create textured backgrounds for future collages. We painted layers of gesso and manipulated the surface in different ways. We’ll be using the results in next week’s session.