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Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to another busy half term in the art room. This half term we will be continuing our hard work and developing our art skills further. We are looking forward to getting our art work up on the walls throughout school to showcase our fantastic talents. Watch this space...

 

Year 1
Year 1 have started to learn about a French Artist called Georges Seurat. They looked at one of his famous paintings called, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte in 1884. The children noticed that Georges Seurat painted with very small dots - this was called pointillism. So accurate and precise were his paintings, that many took two years to complete! The children in year 1 used small dots to create a simple, natural scene using a limited amount of colours. 
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Year 3
Year 3 have begun exploring sculpture this half term. In week one the children made some simple paper sculptures and experimented with different ways of making shapes and interesting ways of joining and fastening. Next, they started to learn about the work of an American sculptor called Alexander Calder. In particular, they looked at his sculptures of faces made from wire. The children used different coloured pieces of wire to create their own faces. They had to learn how to bend, shape and twist the wire to make a join.
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