Term 6 Week 7

We had end of year parties this week! I managed to remember to get class photos of most of the groups- we had quite a few artists missing though as they were already off on holiday. Have a lovely summer everyone!

Amber Class

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Turquoise Class

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Magenta Class

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Cyan Class

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Violet Class

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Emerald Class

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Term 6 Week 6

This week, our classes investigated the work of Los Angeles based artist Jen Stark. She uses various materials, including paper, wood, metal and paint, and her works often resemble organic, molecular, cloud-like structures.

You can find out more about Jen Stark’s work on her website.

Amber & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists worked on creating 2D and 3D patterns using a series of neon paper squares . We followed some step-by-step instructions to produce various folded structures, then experimented with the pieces to produce our own creations.

 

Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists looked in particular at the concentric forms that Jen Stark creates using many layers of coloured paper. We produced two pieces of work- one showing a layered mountain range, and another made by cutting an initial shape, sticking it onto a second piece of paper, then cutting around it again and repeating. It was fiddly work but the results were very effective!

 

Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists were inspired to create 2D and 3D artwork of their own, using coloured paper. We got some great results after experimenting with different techniques for joining and manipulating paper strips.

Arts Award

Indigo Class- Silver Arts Award

This week Indigo class had a visit from Peterborough based artist Tony Nero! Tony has been an artist for many years and is on the committee for the Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios. He exhibits regularly and visits other local arts events with his camera, documenting as he goes. Tony spoke to us about his work and the techniques he uses, and showed us some of his paintings. 

A big thank you to Tony for joining us- it was a really interesting evening!

Term 6 Week 5

This week our students have been investigating the work of American sculptor Alexander Calder, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century.

Amber & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists discussed Calder’s preference for primary colours and identified some of the shapes he used in his work. We made our own sculptures using aluminium wire and shapes which we cut from craft foam. 

 

Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists made similar sculptures- we decided to use a wider variety of colours for our own interpretations of Calder’s work!

 

Emerald and Cyan Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists and some of our Arts Award students focused on Calder’s wire portraits. We looked at different examples, then practised creating a portrait from one continuous line using fineliners on paper. We then created portraits of our own using coloured aluminium wire. We got some great results!

Arts Award

Sapphire Class- Bronze Arts Award

This week, Sapphire class went on a trip to Stamford Arts Centre to see an exhibition of GCSE Art and Photography work. We chose pieces that particularly appealed to us, and we’ll be writing a review of the exhibition for our Arts Logs.

Arts Award

Sapphire Class- Bronze Arts Award

Sapphire class took part in a workshop run by the wonderful Clare from Paisley Art this week! We learned how to create beautiful beetles using inks- we especially enjoyed using pearlescent colours to add a shimmery quality to our work.

Clare runs wonderful adult art classes- you can find out more about them on her Facebook page, Paisley Art.

A big thank you to Clare for visiting- we really enjoyed the session!

Term 6 Week 3

This week, all of our students have been working on a collective project inspired by the architectural artwork of Austrian-born New Zealand artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We investigated some of his colourful painted buildings (see below), then began creating our own mini houses inspired by his work, using cardboard boxes and offcuts. Our individual houses will then come together to create one big building!

Our studio assistant, William the basset hound, also made an appearance this week- you can spot him in some of the photos!

 

Amber & Turquoise Class

 

Magenta & Violet Class

 

Emerald Class

 

Arts Award

Cyan Class- Bronze Arts Award

Cyan class have been researching American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly for part C of the Bronze Arts Award. We made some sculptures of our own inspired by his work. We used painted acetate sheets, which we cut into different shapes and threaded onto skewers. We got some beautiful results!

You can find out about Chihuly’s work on his website.