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.

Term 3 Week 6

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists finished off their glue pictures this week! The glue had dried to leave shiny black outlines, which the artists filled in using soft pastels. We practised blending, and discussed warm, cool, complementary and analogous colours as we worked.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists added soft pastel to their beautiful sea turtles!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists completed their glue drawings too- theirs had the theme of minibeasts. We got some lovely results!

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists finished their dummy books this week! We’ve been busy developing short picture book ideas, inspired by traditional tales. It was really interesting to see the different interpretations!

Arts Award News

Teal Class

Teal class are working on their Bronze Award. This week we completed our sculptures inspired by Dale Chihuly’s glass artwork. We drew designs onto plastic plates with Sharpies, then used a heat gun to melt the plates into wavy shapes. It was a very satisfying process!

 

Cerise Class

Cerise class are working on their Bronze Award too. This week we visited Stamford Arts Centre to see an exhibition of GCSE art work by Stamford High School students. There was some amazing work on display! We will be writing reviews of the exhibition as part of our award.

 

Sapphire Class

Our Silver Arts Award group went to the Key Theatre to see a play called Sand Castles. It was a really enjoyable evening! We will be writing reviews for our log books.

Term 3 Week 5

This week we’ve been drawing with glue! This will be a two week project- next week when the glue is dry, we’ll add soft pastel to our designs.

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists worked on an abstract design with the theme ‘taking a line for a walk’. We practised in our sketchbooks using pencils first, and aimed to include lots of different curves and changes of direction.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists have been basing their glue designs on sea turtles! We’ll be thinking about some under-the-sea colour combinations next week.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists were inspired by bugs for their designs!