Art and Design Intent
We firmly believe that all children have the abilities and talents to become capable, innovative artists and designers no matter their creative background. The use of well-structured creative lessons around art and design, is critical in nurturing the children’s fundamental skills. We believe that it is essential that children have the opportunities to master the basic skills in art and design during EYFS and KS1, this allows the children to then build on these skills in KS2, where they encounter a wider variety of media to work with. With the use of sketch books, children will be able to evaluate, critique and improve their own and others’ pieces of art work. We intend to allow the art and design curriculum to flow through the entirety of the school curriculum, where cross curricular links can be made and the children can therefore use their expressive skills in other lessons.
Children were given dinosaur skeletons and were encouraged to think about and discuss what they wanted to do with them. Children looked and them and together generated ideas. They decided they wanted to draw them. One child suggested they draw around the skelstons to make it look the same size and another child said to add detail. These comments inspired other children to do so.
Year Four have created sculptures of Roman soldiers using wire and modroc. They have carefully considered the stance of their sculpture so that they can convey an action.
This term we have discussed the artist Jackson Pollock. We looked at images of him and his work for inspiration. We liked the that Jackson Pollock used lots of different items to paint with not just a paint brush, as our topic is all about autumn, we decided to use conkers to produce our art work.
Children were asked to place a piece of paper in a shallow cardboard box and dip conkers into autumnal colours. They then rolled the conkers around in various directions to create action paintings reminiscent of Jackson Pollock’s work.
We have been studying art by Sarah Shiundu and we have created our own artwork inspired by her. We have used oil pastels to create a blended gradient, painted figures and used fabric to create and effect.
Year 5 used the media of pastels to produce some wonderful artwork which represents Our Blessed Mother, Mary.
In Year 4, the children have started their painting topic. The Art produced is based around our current topic which is the Maya Civilization and our Book Talk book: Middleworld. The children started by making a mood board of different designs for a Maya mask. The children then annotated these to show what features each photograph had. The children then explored mix media by using oil pastels, pens, felt tips and colouring pencils and said which ones they liked and which ones they did not like. They also decided on what colours they would use for their art piece. In groups, some children created a Maya mask design for our immersive classroom. The children worked as a team - one person drew the design onto cardboard and then the children worked as a team to choose the different colours for their mask. Some children used paint, whilst others used oil pastel.
Year 5- Sculpture
The children are learning about sculpture this half term and have enjoyed exploring different architecture and patterns from Baghdad and the Middle East. We can't wait to design and build our very own sculptures in this style!
Year 6's artwork was inspired by Henry Moore. We focused on including perspective in our artwork to add depth (for objects to look further away). The children have started to experiment in their sketchbooks and are beginning to develop their ideas.
Year 5 loved experimenting with tint, tone and shade
Year 5 have studied work by Joseph Wright and Clarkson Frederick Stanfield. We have used water colours to create different colours using tinting, toning and shading. We are very excited to build on our knowledge of how to use water colours to create volcanic paintings.
Reception have been reflecting on different communities through their art work.
Year 2 have been reflecting on the Feast of the Epiphany through their art work.
Year 4 used their collage skills to create these amazing religious Christmas cards. They tore music scores and glued them on the front and then tore patterned paper to create the stable.
Year 4 created Roman mosaics using different coloured card. They used scissors to cut the tiny mosaic pieces to create a fruit bowl, a jug and a fish.
Year 4 researched Roman busts and analysed them in their sketchbooks. They planned their artwork and then used foil and clay to create their final pieces.