Art Competition!

The Silver and Gold award students at Artivity are hosting an art competition for those in Key stages 1, 2, and 3 with prizes to be won in each key stage! We would love to see the work of young people that fits the theme of springtime/nature. We require that all work is 2D and done in A5, A4, or A3. We accept drawings, paintings, collages, or prints.

When you’re done you can mail your work to 108 Church Street, Deeping St James, Peterborough PE6 8HB, or alternatively drop it in to our studio at Swines Meadow Farm Nursery between 3:30-6:30pm on Mondays or 3:30-8pm Tuesday to Thursday. Entries will be included in an exhibition at our studio during May half term, so you’ll be able to come along and see your work on display!

If you want to know more about this competition you can email hello@artivitystudios.co.uk or use our contact page to get in touch.

The deadline is the 23rd of May 2022. So, get creative!

Silver Arts Award

Part of the Silver Arts Award course requires students to take part in and reviewing arts experiences. Our current cohort recently joined two online workshops- one involved learning about Palaeolithic Art, and the other was a watercolour workshop inspired by the work of Monet. Here’s what they thought of them!

Silver Arts Award

Part of the Silver Arts Award course requires students to take part in and reviewing arts experiences. Our current cohort recently joined two online workshops- one introducing artist Sinna One who taught us how to draw one of his characters, and the other was a talk called ‘(in)animate Objects’ by Aya Nakamura, a Japanese artist who creates puppets and films. Here’s what they thought of them!

Sinna One Workshop

(in)Animate Objects

Term 1 Week 7

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created some very strange self portraits this week! We cut out the features from a photo of ourselves and rearranged them to make strange faces using a variety of bits and pieces. It was a very funny task!

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists also made some very strange looking self portraits by adding a collage background and pen/pencil detail to black and white photos of themselves. We also played a doodling game where we drew faces on the tables!

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists continued with the manipulation of the street scene photos. We added extra signage, lamp posts etc. and also some chose to add in characters from an old comic which worked really well!

Cyan, Indigo & Cerise Class

Our year 7-11 classes also completed their street scenes. We had some interesting results!

Term 1 Week 6

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists used geometric shapes to design our own robots!

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists made some fabulous mythical creatures using a variety of collected materials!

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists got to grips with using craft knives. We started with a colour and a black and white version of the same street scene which we laid one over the other, then we chose details to cut out using the knives. We then swapped the cut pieces over when we pasted the images down. Next week we’ll continue to add further details.

Cyan, Indigo & Cerise Class

Our year 7-11 artists also used craft knives to manipulate photos of street scene- we’ll continue with this next week!

Term 1 Week 5

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created some mythical beasts using the textured paper they made last week- we got some lovely results!

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists completed their Reggie Laurent inspired pieces by adding detail using Posca pens.

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists worked on their Reggie Laurent inspired artwork too. We think the results look great!

Cyan, Indigo & Cerise Class

Our year 7-11 classes used the marbled paper they produced in last week’s class to create some mountain landscapes in the style of Kate Shaw.

Violet Class

Our Explore Arts Award class painted the models that they made last week!

Term 1 Week 4

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created a variety of patterned, coloured and textured paper to use in next week’s collage project. We used rollers, ink, crayons, brushes, watercolour and pastels.

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists were inspired by the work of artist Reggie Laurent. We looked at examples of his work and created our own interpretations in collage using coloured paper. Next week we’ll add detail using Posca pens.

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists were also using Reggie Laurent as inspiration for their work.

Cyan, Indigo & Cerise Class

Our year 7-11 classes used marbling techniques to produce a range of patterned papers to be used in next week’s collage project. We got some very interesting results!

Violet Class

Our Explore Arts Award group worked on some clay masks as part of their award. We looked at different examples before designing our own. Next week we’ll paint them!

Term 1 Week 3

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists made some beautiful collaged bird sculptures!

Amber & Magenta Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists learnt about the Japanese art of Notan, meaning the relationship between light and dark- we produced these striking designs by cutting shapes from black card against the white background. They looked so effective!

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists experimented with paper engineering techniques to produce some colourful abstract sculptures.

Cyan, Indigo and Cerise Class

Our year 7-11 artists also produced some stunning Notan designs!