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.
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?
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.
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?
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....
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.
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....
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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!
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!