Term 5 Week 5

This week we worked on a typography project!

Maroon and Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists investigated different forms of hand lettering and practised writing the initial of their name in a variety of ways. We then produced our initial as a layered collage, incorporating patterns made using Posca pens. The results looked great!

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created a typographical design using their names. We practised writing our names in different styles, inspired by examples of hand lettering. We drew some wavy lines across our page, then fit our names between the lines to create an interesting layout. We went over the pencil lines in marker pen before adding Brusho colour. The designs were really colourful!

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists spent some time finishing their mythical creatures from last week. We used soft pastel, blending colours together to create different textures. 

We then created a piece of typography work- some of us chose to work with a list of friends, and others chose words that described us or inspired us.

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our year 7-11 artists completed their lino printmaking project this week. We continued with our experiments in colour, and also tried reduction printing, where areas of the printing plate are taken out and another layer of ink printed over the top of the first layer. The results looked lovely!

Term 5 Week 2

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists thought about how to show emotion through the lines and marks we made. We suggested different emotions and thought about what that emotion feels like, and how we might represent them visually through our choice of colours and the movements we made with the pens. We then created ’emotion portraits’, filling our faces with marks and lines in oil pastel to represent how we’ve felt at different points in the day. We added watercolour to complete our images.

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists explored the concept of representing emotion through markmaking too. We warmed up in our sketch books, imagining how different emotions could be expressed though lines and colours. We produced portraits to represent the emotions we might feel and how these emotions are often interwoven and can get quite complicated.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists represented the concept of self in a different way. We investigated the work of New York based Pop Artist Keith Haring, discussing his use of symbols and how we could use similar motifs to represent different aspects of our lives and personalities. We also looked at examples of zentangles. We drew around our shadow silhouettes onto paper then filled the outline with patterns and symbols to denote our thoughts, feelings and actions.

 

Cyan & Indigo Class

Our Key Stage 3 and 4 artists started a lino printmaking project this week. We looked at examples of lino prints by Carry Akroyd (see examples), based on fenland scenes, and used these as inspiration for our own designs. We then used cutting tools to start to cut our designs into the surface of the lino.

Term 4 Week 6

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 students had a go at monoprinting! We covered boards in tin foil, brushed them with ready mixed paint, then used a cotton bud to draw a design into the surface of the paint. We laid a piece of paper over the top to create a print.

 

Amber, Magenta & Turquoise Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists printed their polystyrene tiles produced last week, which were inspired by Islamic tile designs. We practised printing them in a radial pattern, then created a colourful background for our final design using soft pastels. 

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists worked on their polystyrene tiles from last week, taking out more of the design, before printing the second and third layers of their reduction block print. The results looked really effective!

Term 4 Week 5

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists learned how to create prints of fish using polystyrene tiles. We drew different patterns into the surface of the polystyrene using pencils. We rolled block printing ink on to our fish, then pressed them down onto paper. We got some lovely results!

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists printed from their Jasper Johns inspired printing plates which we made last week. We did a few practise prints before creating our final prints onto the colourful backgrounds we’d prepared.

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists finished off printing from their etched CDs. We then made polystyrene prints of different beetles and moths. This week we printed the first layer- next week, we’ll work into our polystyrene tiles some more and print a second layer over the top to create a reduction block print.

Term 4 Week 4

Maroon & Turquoise Class

This week, our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists created printing plates using precut foam shapes. We warmed up by discussing symmetry and drawing a symmetrical design in our sketchbooks using different patterns and shapes. We then chose foam shapes to stick to a board in a symmetrical pattern. We inked up our printing plates using rollers and block printing ink, then printed our designs onto a variety of coloured papers. We produced some lovely, bold prints!

 

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists created printing plates inspired by the work of Jasper Johns (see example). We discussed his painting ‘Zero Through Nine’ and spotted the different numbers hidden in the image. We created our own versions using oil pastels and watercolour. We then produced a typographical printing plate using letters, numbers and shapes cut from mountboard. Next week we will be printing from them!

 

 

Jade & Emerald Class

Our year 5 and 6 artists printed from their etched CDs this week! We used pieces of scrim to rub etching ink into the scratches we created last week on the CDs’ surface. We then used a clean piece of scrim to wipe away the ink on the surface, leaving only the scratches. We dampened a piece of cartridge paper and placed it over the CD on the bed of the printing press, then rolled it through. We got some really clear, bold results!

 

Term 4 Week 3

Maroon & Turquoise Class

Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists have been investigating printmaking using a variety of objects from around the studio. We discovered several objects that create different sized circles, from which we could create concentric designs. After experimenting with producing different shapes, we used them to create a design in two colours. 

 

Amber, Magenta & Violet Class

Our year 3 and 4 artists worked on a similar project. We concentrated on producing clear, whole prints from the objects, and considered placement of objects when planning our final compositions. We were inspired by architectural designs.