Year 1 are learning to print this half term. They kick started their learning with using every day objects like bubble wrap, cotton reels, sponges, string, bottle tops, cardboard, matchsticks and straws to print with. They used bright, bold colours to make a print.
Next, they made their own printing block using cardboard and art straws. They used horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines to create their design.
We carefully covered the printing block with paint and made some repeat prints. We had to learn to apply just the right amount of paint and pressure so that the print didn't smudge.
Year 3 have begun to experiment with mark making this half term and their work is closely linked to the Stone Age. They have used charcoal, chalk and pastels in their powder form to recreate their interpretations of cave paintings found inside caves in France and Spain thousands of years ago. The children used their fingers, water and the ground up pigments to create drawings of animals and people.
Year 5 will be learning about Abstract Art this half term. They have begun to look at the work of Piet Mondrian who was a Dutch artist who worked with line, shape and colour. He created lots of compositions while listening to music. Here are some of our compositions: