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!

Term 3 Week 4

This week, our focus has been on colour!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists used oil pastels to create colourful cockerels inspired by Picasso’s ‘Le Coq’!

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists learned about warm and cool colours and analogous colours. We practised blending colours in our sketchbooks, then created a warm and cool picture.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists got to grips with the art of sgraffito. We produced some lovely results using this technique with oil pastels!

Arts Award News

This week, two of our Arts Award classes had a visit from the lovely Muni, who ran a mosaic workshop for each group. We learned how to create coasters using glass tiles, and produced some wonderful pieces! We’ll be grouting the tiles next week- we’re looking forward to seeing the finished coasters!

We’ll be reviewing the visit as part of our Arts Award. A huge thank you to Muni for visiting us! 

Find out more about Muni’s wonderful work here.

Cerise Class

 

Sapphire Class

Term 3 Week 3

This week we focused on texture!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists felt some different objects and thought of words to describe their textures. We practised showing different textures such as fluffy, spiky and smooth in our sketch books using soft pastels. We then read the story ‘Hair Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ and drew dogs, using some of the techniques we’d practised to show the texture of the fur.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists practised showing tones and textures with charcoal. We used our skills to create drawings of pandas!

 

Jade and Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists developed their skills in soft pastel. We warmed up by creating different textures such as fluffy, spiky and smooth. We then drew feathers from life, concentrating on showing the feathery texture. We used these skills to produce beautiful portraits of owls. We think they look fantastic!

Term 3 Week 2

This week was all about tone!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists got rather messy while using charcoal! We experimented with markmaking, smudging, combining charcoal with chalk and using erasers. We then made the studio very dark, put a video of thunderstorms on the big screen and created these stormy pictures. 

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists practised achieving a variety of tone using graphite. We worked on creating a ‘shattered tonal drawing’, incorporating different tones and textures.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists produced some very atmospheric charcoal portraits inspired by the drawings of Alberto Giacometti. Some of the results were really spooky!

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists are working on a children’s book illustration project this term. Last week we looked at a variety of picture books and learned about the process of stortyboarding an idea. We chose stories to illustrate, and this week we set about putting them into a storyboard.

Term 3 Week 1

We have had a lovely first week back after the Christmas holidays! This term our focus is on drawing, and this week was all about lines! Here’s what we’ve been up to…

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists experimented with mark making using coloured pens and pencils. We tried combining straight, curved, wavy and spiky lines, and finished by creating a ‘100 line painting’ using watercolours. 

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet class

Our year 3 & 4 artists investigated different lines too- we combined a variety of lines to create abstract shapes, which we then added colour to.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists investigated ways in which lines can be used to create different optical illusions. We produced some really effective 3D hands!

Term 2 Week 8

This week, each class unraveled their tie dyed t-shirts! It was really exciting to see how they’d turned out, and we think they look fantastic! It was a good opportunity to take some end of year class photos (courtesy of Nigel at ACS Photography- thank you!) We were missing quite a few of our artists due to the Christmas holidays- also, a special mention to Teal class and Sapphire class, who didn’t do tie dyeing as they were busy working on different aspects of their Arts Award courses and so Ellie didn’t think to take a photo! 

We hope all of our artists and their families have a wonderful Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Cyan Class

Cyan

 

Indigo Class

Indigo

 

Maroon Class

Maroon

 

Amber Class

Amber

 

Cerise Class

Cerise

Turquoise Class

Turquoise

 

Magenta Class

Magenta

 

Jade Class

Jade

 

Violet Class

Violet

 

Emerald Class

Emerald