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Year 3 and 4 pencil cases

This term year 3 and 4 have been busy in the Art room sewing! They have designed and made pencil cases. They have had lots of practise at using running and blanket stitch. Here are some of our finished pencil cases:

Picasso faces

 

Year 1 and 2 have been learning to look at the world like Pablo Picasso - from lots of different perspectives. 

They have been creating Picasso style portraits and are now building some Funny Face Sculptures using plastic milk bottles and old newspapers! We can't wait to see how they turn out. 

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It has been all about SCULPTURE in Year 5 and 6 this spring. We have looked at sculpture by Alexander Calder and by the Yorkshire born artist, Henry Moore. We have used a range of materials to create different styles of sculpture. Which do you prefer? 

 

Sculpture Gallery

4MG have been using watercolours and ink to create Jurassic landscapes - have a look at their wonderful work....

Spring Two is all about Sculpture in Year 5 and 6. 

We began by making small abstract paper sculptures to begin to think about form. 

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Great Fire of London

We have completed our Great Fire of London collages in Year 1 and 2 - and we think they look fab!

What do you think?

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We even collaged small people escaping from the fire on their Tudor boats....
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Year 1 and 2SL have been using collage to create a large picture of The Great Fire of London. We have been exploring hot and cold colours in creating the 'fire' and 'River Thames' section of the big picture. 

Watch here for the final results....

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As part of our printing topic, 6EH have been looking at positive and negative images. We made some Japenese style paper cuts exploring positive and negative shapes. We hope you like them...
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Alice in Wonderland - 4RC

4RC have been studying Alice in Wonderland in their literacy. They asked to create some illustrations for their classroom so we looked at the pictures of the original illustrator, Sir John Tenniel. We worked very hard to produce our own versions using pen and watercolour - and are very proud of the results! 

These fantastic drawings were made by Jayden, Alister, Ayden and Alisina.

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Happy New Year from The Art Room at Clapgate! 

 

This half term we are busy printing. We will be using British birds as our inspiration, so we hope to do a spot of twitching too! The children have started by collecting pictures and making sketches of birds which they will then turn into prints. 

Printing is a fantastic medium for creating quick and exciting results. We will be learning lots of different printing techniques including monoprinting, block printing and lino printing. We hope that some of the results will be sent home for Mother's Day presents too. 

Sketching birds

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Monoprinting

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Abstract Art

 

This Autumn term, Key Stage Two have been learning about abstract art and looking at the work of some famous abstract artists. Year 5 and 6 have been listening to jazz music and painting like Kandinsky and Year 3 and 4 have been going round in circles, inspired by the work of Sonia and Robert Delauney. We have all been experimenting with colour mixing and painting techniques and learning about the colour wheel and the science of colour. It has been a busy few weeks - but we hope you like the results....

Autumn 2016

 

Welcome back to the Art Room! Miss Webster and Ms Franklin are very excited about the new term. Over the next few weeks, children across the school will be concentrating on developing their drawing skills. We will be using a variety of materials and investigating artists who use drawing in their practice.

 

Watch this space for amazing drawings to come!

Summer 2016

POP ART

Year 5 and 6 have been learning all about the Pop Art Movement that happened in the USA and the UK in the 1960's. They learnt about two important Pop artists, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and made work in their style. We also created some superheroes in a 3D cityscape to tie in with our Superhero topic. Have a look at the gallery below!

 

 

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Class 2HD have been learning all about animals. We borrowed a lot of stuffed animals from the Leeds Museum and made large drawings of them using pastels. We really concentrated on creating TEXTURE in our drawings.
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We then used the shapes of the animals to make collages in the style of Eric Carle, illustrator of lots of books including The Hungry Caterpillar. Eric Carle paints the paper first and then cuts it up to make pictures. We used the same techniques. We hope you like them.
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Year 4 have been learning about Ancient Greece. We borrowed some Greek artefacts from the Museum and used these to produce careful observational drawings. We explored the use of colour in our drawings.
Next Year 4 had a look at some replica Greek vases. They concentrated on the designs and purpose of the vase. They designed their own Greek vase and then made it using clay.

Making clay Greek vases

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Bright Lights! Big City! 

 

In the second half of the Autumn term, Years 3 and 4 explored life in the city. They have created some fantastic drawings of the Leeds Skyline using the work of the Artist Lizzie Presst as inspiration. We compared the architecture of old and modern buildings - which do you prefer? 

 

 

Year 2SB created their own firm of architects 'Downtown and Co.'. They created their own designs for a new city after being commissioned by David Cameron himself. They used the work of Hundertwasser, a visionary artist and architect, as their inspiration. 

 

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Year 5 explores Leeds City Art Gallery

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Year 5 hits the British Art Show 

 

On Thursday 19th November the whole of Year 5 visited Leeds City Gallery for a tour of the British Art Show. We looked carefully at three pieces of work in this fantastic show of contemporary artist. The was a piece of art by Alexandre de Cunha made of mop heads and another by Stuart Whipps that included an old Mini Cooper. Some of the art we listened to or watch on a screen - and sometimes it happened all around us. We did lots of drawings and worked as Art Detectives in the gallery. All in all, we had a great time. 

 

 

 

 

 

 Year 6 Visit to the Art Gallery

 

On October 15th, Year 6 visited Leeds City Art Gallery to look at the British Art Show. The British Art Show happens every five years and brings together the most exciting art being produced now in the UK. It is great that this year, the Show is in Leeds. 

We had a tour of the gallery, and worked alongside Artists Nichola Pemberton and Lou Sumray making our own work in response to what we saw. 

 

 

After touring the exhibition we spent some time making large artwork together

 

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We looked at some large and famous pieces of art in the Victorian gallery. We observed the emotions of the people in the paintings. Next we had to show their emotions through the use of our bodies. Carefully, we drew around each other on a large piece of paper which created some interesting shapes and overlapping layers. Next we talked about whether or not we liked the results. There were some interesting opinions!
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We then had a look around the gallery spaces at some of the exhibits. We had lots to talk about! Some of the art was interactive and we had to listen carefully to a range of sounds and noises. We had to think about what emotions the sounds represented.
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Finally, we used tape to represent the emotions of the sounds that we had heard in the gallery spaces. We had to work together to place the tape on to the large drawing,  making sure we went from one side of the paper to the other.
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Creature Comforts - Year 4
Year 4 have been looking very closely at nature and their natural environment. They have completed some observational drawings of plants, leaves, flowers and other natural objects. They used pencil and chalk to create different effects. Here are some of their observations so far:
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Next, they used some of the leaves to create a leaf relief print. They had to select a leaf of their choice, cover it with foil, rub the surface, spray paint the leaf and then use a fine wool to make the leaf reappear. While waiting for the spray paint to dry they created a bright background using different textures for their leaf relief to be mounted on. Here are some photos which show the different stages of work involved:

 

Work in progress:
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The finished results:
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Environmental Art
Following on from creating their leaf relief prints the children had a close look at the work of Environmental Artist, Andy Goldsworthy. We looked carefully at his use of natural objects, in particular leaves. We collected a variety of leaves and worked together in pairs to create Environmental Art. We experimented placing the leaves in different positions to make a variety of lines, shapes, colours and patterns. We hope you like them.
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Following on from our Environmental Art we started to think about British Wildlife and which animals live outside. We used our observational drawing skills to sketch owls, foxes, hedgehogs and badgers. We were lucky enough to have a stuffed owl to look at and this helped us to include lots of detail in our drawings.
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We started to think about where the British wildlife would live and decided to make some shelters for hedgehogs and insects. We used cardboard and folding techniques to create a strong structure which we have started to paint using camouflage colours. We worked in pairs and helped each other to create our structures.
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Gothic Victorians - Year 5

Year 5 have begun this half term with portrait drawing. They looked carefully in the mirror at their face and features. The children used measuring techniques to enable them to position their features in the correct place on their face. They had to look very carefully at all of the details on their face and draw them using pencil.

 

Next they looked at some examples of male and female Victorian portraits and used their drawing and measuring skills to draw them carefully using pencil and pastels. These drawings formed the basis of their Victorian clay portraits which you can see below:
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Sunflowers

 

In early May, five children from Mr Robins' class planted some sunflower seeds and began to carefully nurture them in small pots in the classroom. By June, they were big enough to plant in the raised beds just outside the classroom window. We carried on watering them and keeping an eye on the - but then as the summer holidays came, we must admit...we all forgot about our sunflowers...

Imagine how delighted we were to discover what had happened over the long break! 

 

 

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Sunflowers in Progress

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We looked at Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers and decided to arrange our sunflowers in vases. Here are the results. We hope you like them.
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The results!

Inspired by our beautiful sunflowers and the work of Vincent Van Gogh, we spent the first week in the art room drawing and painting sunflowers. Here is a selection of some of the wonderful work we have produced. A great start to the new year! 

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