Paisley Art drawing Course- Week 3

This week our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists produced some beautiful mixed media architectural pieces. They worked with carbon copy paper, transferring images from photographs of Peterborough buildings onto coloured paper. They then chose areas of the photo to cut out and collage onto their work, which created some really interesting effects. They also experimented with simple line drawings painted with tea, in the style of artist Sunga Park.

Cyan Class


Indigo Class

Term 2 Week 4

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 students were inspired by Aboriginal artist Minnie Pwerle this week (see examples!) We discussed the different patterns we could see in her abstract paintings, drawing them into our sketchbooks. We then painted our own patterns inspired by Pwerle’s work, building on our primary and secondary colour mixing skills from last week. 


Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists investigated pattern this week. We warmed up by taking turns to invent a repeating pattern for everyone to copy, and practised using fineliners to draw very detailed combinations of shapes. We then used the collection of patterns as a starting point to add pattern to our Brusho spirals from last week, using both fineliners and gel pens. It was a very different way of working to last week, and required a lot of concentration! 


Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists completed their animal portraits inspired by US based pop artist Dean Russo this week. We added Brusho ink to the animal and the background, allowing the ink to bleed into the surrounding colours to get a patchwork effect. We then used Posca pens to add elements of pattern. The results looked brilliant! 

Term 2 Week 1

We were excited to begin the new term this week! Our focus this term is on drawing and painting. This week, we created front covers to personalise our sketchbooks, with some great results!

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists warmed up by drawing lots of different facial expressions, using mirrors to help. We took turns to suggest an emotion, then tried showing that emotion in the mirror before drawing it in our sketchbooks. We then drew a self portrait in marker pen. We added hair using blow painting, which was great fun!


Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created self portraits inspired by Paul Klee. We learned about the proportions of a face and practised in our sketchbooks before drawing out our self portrait onto A4 paper using construction lines to guide us. We went over our drawings in black marker pen, then erased the pencil lines, after which we used tissue paper squares to add a collage element. 


Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists also warmed up by practising using construction lines to help with proportions of the face. We drew out our self portraits, adding colour using Brusho paints. We then added words around the outside to describe our personalities. The results looked great! 

Term 6 Week 6

This week was our last week of the summer term! Each class had a mini art party to celebrate. We created some wonderful, energetic pieces of art to music by playing ‘Musical Painting’- when the music stopped we had to swap to a different colour or medium. We then drew a plate on the tablecloth in front of us, and drew all the party food we had before we ate it! We finished off by adding more decoration to the tablecloth and signing our names. 

We’ve really enjoyed our first year of classes- a huge well done to all of our talented Art Stars!

Maroon, Amber & Turquoise Class

Magenta & Violet Class

Emerald Class

Term 6 Week 5

This week, each student produced a piece of artwork that combined drawing and sculpture. We made a whole flock of birds, which will be on display at our summer exhibition at the weekend.

Maroon, Amber & Turquoise

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists started by producing some mixed media studies of feathers. We experimented with combining different media and techniques to create a page full of different colours and textures. We then used our work as collage material to create our bird sculptures!

Magenta & Violet

Our year 3 and 4 artists produced a study of a peacock feather to add to their collection of feather drawings from last week. We then used our drawings as collage for our birds.

Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 students also created beautiful birds!