Whole School Art Day 2018
The children right across school from Nursery to Year 6 took part in the whole school Art Day. The theme for the art Day was the drawing of shells, which fits in well with the theme of Blackpool and our heritage.
All the children started off by learning how to shade using a variety of different grades of pencils. Part of this learning journey took them on to learn how to add depth to their drawings by adding tone to create a three dimensional look.
Across school they started off by practicing the different shades of tones, then going on to add depth to make an object look three-dimensional. Once the children had developed these two skills they then went on to do some observational drawings of shells. Incorporating all the skills that they had learnt previously in the day, they then applied these to add detail, depth and tone to bring the shells to life.
Have a look at some of the fantastic drawings produced throughout school.
Artists In The Making
Today, we had the opportunity to add more skills to our artistic belt. We are looking at patterns and how artists, crafts people and people working in textiles create patterns in a number of ways. We looked at how patterns can have symmetry, reflections and rotations to create the desired pattern. Creating our own stencil was challenging, however with determination and resilience, we all managed to create our very own one. Wait until you see our finished product!
Year 2 replicate Giuseppe Arcimboldo
This week in art, Year 2 have been looking at the works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. At the start of the week the children carried out some observational drawings of fruit and vegetables. They used different grades of pencils to add depth to their drawings by emphasizing the shade and tone of the objects.
The children then went on to look and discuss Arcimboldo’s interpretation of his portraits, using Fruit and vegetables to recreate the features of the face. They discussed their likes and dislikes and why he might have been inspired to create art like this.
After researching and looking at Arcimboldo’s body of work, the children then went on to create their own portrait using fruit and vegetables. To start them off they used collage pieces to form their faces, helping them to know which fruit or vegetable best suits each feature. Once they had completed this they used their skills from the observational drawing lesson to help them draw from their collage creation.
The children have all really enjoyed their art journey this week and have created awe-inspiring portraits. Well done Year 2!
Van Gogh in Year 3
In Year 3 we have enjoyed learning about Vincent Van Gogh, exploring his artwork and painting sunflowers using his style and technique. We looked at some of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings and the techniques he used to create these. We found he used lots of small lines in his paintings, tone, shade and light. We had a go at mixing different paints, by adding white, to make different shades of yellow. We also had a go at creating the line technique on paper, then on different parts of the sunflower before we used it in our final piece. Finally, we evaluated our painting, compared them with Vincent Van Gogh's and talked about how we could improve them if we were going to paint them again.
Art in Year 5
Paul Cézanne was an incredibly important painter in the history of art, and his style was solidified in his still life paintings. On our Art Day, we looked at some of these works and saw how they impacted both Cézanne's style and the history of art.
We experimented with mixing colour to add light and shade and then used sketching pencils to draw our still life design.
Following this, we used our knowledge of mixing colours to paint the drawings, so they looked like the objects we were drawing.
Art in Year 3
As part of our Year 3 History Topic, The Stone Age to the Iron Age, we recreated cave paintings. We looked at photographs, talked about what was on the painting and what colours were used. We then had to decide on a background, either by using a dabbing technique or brush technique, with watered down paint so it wouldn't detract from the main features we were going to add on. We found the paintings were done of handprints, hunters or animals, so those were the images we used to recreate our own. We chose our design and drew it on using oil pastels. We thought carefully about the colour, lines and shape. Could a darker area around the outside create a shadow? Have a look at what we created ...
For Remembrance day we took part in a whole school art event. Each year group were given a skill and technique to learn and practice and create a piece of poppy art from. Year 3's was colleague. We had to find green, red and black materials and cut them up into different, small sized pieces, before we could start to create our poppies by layering up the materials we found.
African Art in Year 2
This half term the children in Year 2 have been exploring African art. First we looked at the three main elements that form African Art, which are shape, colour and patterns. We researched where they get their inspiration from in order to create the variety of art that is produced in Africa. The children then went on to create their own patterns and started to produce some wonderful African masks. For their final masterpiece they created a beautiful landscape featuring a magical silhouette of what you would find in the Savanna. They started off by drawing an elephant step by step. The children learned how to draw animals by using shapes to simplify the form. They then added a tree and some children even went on to use these skills to draw another animal in their composition. After this they used black wax crayons to draw the silhouette before using watercolours to create the sunset background. The children in Year 2 have thoroughly enjoyed their learning journey and have leant many skills that can be built upon in upcoming art lessons.
Art in Reception
Frankie was using his fingers to decorate the Christmas trees to hang in the classroom.
Outside we painted in the leaves we collected on our Woodland Walk and printed them onto a roll of wallpaper.
We have been reading Red Riding Hood and painting pictures of the characters from the book. Talon and Gracie-Lyn made a really good job of painting Little Red Riding Hood.
Year 6 Art Day
For the Year 6 art Day they have been looking at the artist Henri Matisse, in particular his Papercut and printing techniques. The children started off their learning journey by analyzing the print work of Matisse’s collection. They then went on to sketch their own designs that they would like to use to print. At this point the children discussed and annotated their own sketches to find the best possible design to execute.
Once the children had chosen their best design they went on to draw it out on to card ready to be cut out. This then lead to the children attaching their stencil to some watercolour paper and then using a variety of different paint colours to bring their print to life. At the end of the lesson the children went on to evaluate their learning journey of printing.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed their art day and learning a new skill of printing in the style of Matisse. The work that has been produced is fantastic and very striking.
Year 5 Art Day
For the Year 5 Art Day they have been looking at the artist Paul Cezanne. To start off their learning journey the children had to research Cezanne and find out information about his life and work. The children used the Internet to do this and they were very keen to share some interesting facts that they and found.
The next part of the lesson was looking at a still life and observing and sketching what they could see. They used a variety of different grades of pencils to show shade and tone in their drawings, so not to make them look too flat. Moving on from this skill the children then went do to produce their final piece. They sketched the still life out, making sure they corrected their flaws from the previous attempts, and then used chalks and charcoal to bring their drawings to life. The children concentrated on using a variety of hues to show shade and tone. At the end of the day, the children evaluated their work, saying what went well, what they would improve and what they have learnt this week. Once they had completed their evaluations they then went on to play a quiz on Kahoot by answering questions about the artist.
The art that has been produced is exquisite!
Year 4 Art Day
For the Year 4’s Art day they have been looking at the artist Edgar Degas. We have looked at some of his most famous pieces, focusing on ballerinas and horses. The main focus of the lesson was to be able to use marks and lines to show texture and movement and then to be able to replicate a piece of work by a famous artist.
The children were split up into two groups, one to learn how to draw a horse and the other to learn how to draw a ballerina. The children were shown how to draw these forms by looking at the shapes and drawing it step by step. Once they had completed their sketch they then used tracing paper to transfer the drawing onto sugar paper, ready to add colour using chalk pastels.
The children used the chalk pastels to bring their pieces to life, representing the images of Degas’ work that they had seen earlier in the lesson.
Here are a few examples of some of the pieces they have produced.
What fantastic artist we have in the making.
Jacob B 4J
“I enjoyed Art Day because now I know how to transfer a picture using tracing paper.”
Joshua – Kai 4S
“The artist Degas was a Realist artist. People called him an Impressionist, but he didn’t like it. I enjoyed learning about Degas and I had an opportunity to draw like him.”
“I enjoyed art day because we used chalk pastels and we could choose to draw a horse or ballerina.”
“I enjoyed art day because I now how to draw a ballerina using shapes. I am proud of my work I have produced!”
“My favourite part was learning how to draw horses. It helped me by knowing what shapes to use to draw the horse. It was a fun lesson!”
“I loved the lesson because I was taught how to draw a ballerina by Miss Stanbridge. We learnt about proportion size for the legs and arms, and what shapes to use.
Year 3 Art Day
For Year 3’s Art Day they have been looking at the artist Lucian Freud. We started off the lesson by introducing the artist and looking at some of his work. We discussed the facial features and how he captures emotions and what colour he uses to capture shade and tone in his work.
The children then went on to learn how to draw a face, using positional lines to help place the features on the face. Once they were confident with this skill they then had to draw another face showing an emotion. At the end of this session we had a show and tell to see if other children could determine what emotion each picture was displaying.
In the afternoon the children went on to capture the style in which Freud is famous for. They applied the paint to a photograph of their own faces, focusing on using different hues of colours to capture tone and shade. This was a very tricky skill but all the children were resilient and had a good go.
“I really enjoyed using paint to paint my face.”
“The artist that we looked at on our Art Day was Lucian Freud. We learnt about showing emotions with our faces. After this lesson I would say I have become a better artist.”
“I enjoyed drawing and sketching portraits and painting my face using different colours.”
“On Art Day, I enjoyed painting and sketching faces.”
“I learned how to draw faces like an artists using positional lines for the features.”
“We were looking at the artist Lucian Freud and we learnt how to draw a face and paint like the artist. We wasn’t aloud to use black or white for our faces instead we used purple and blue for the shade and light pink for the tone.”
Year 1 Art Day
Vincent Van Gogh
For Year 1's Art Day they have been looking at the artist Vincent van Gogh. We looked at some of his most famous masterpieces, such as The Starry Night, and discussed what the children liked/disliked about them. We went on to take a closer look at how he applied the paint, to create the thick short brushstrokes, which was going to be one of the lessons focus points.
After the children completed a series of little pictures, experimenting with different mediums to see which one looked most like Van Gogh's style. They used felt tip pens, coloured pencils, oil pastels and paint applied using cotton buds. Once they completed their investigation they all wanted to use either the paint or the oil pastels as these create the most realistic style to Van Gogh's work.
"I learnt about Van Gogh. It was something different. I enjoyed learning about the colours."
"I enjoyed trying new things. My favourite part was colouring my art work with oil pastels."
"I learnt about colour. I liked putting the paint on with my fingers."
"I learnt how to draw using thick, little lines. I really enjoyed art day."
"I enjoyed using all the different colours. I felt really proud of my artwork."
I learnt about Van Gogh. We looked at the painting Starry Night. I liked all the colours because they are very bright."
Once the children had finished their investigation they went on to produce their very own version of The Starry Night. To start off they drew around their hand, to create the tree, then drew in the horizon, the cottages and the moon. After they used their chosen medium to colour their picture. This time if they decided to use the paint, they had to apply it using their fingers.
At Boundary, we are very proud of the outstanding artwork that the children have produced.
Here is a selection of the wonderful pieces they have made as well as pictures of the children creating the art.
The children in Reception were observing the sunflowers that had been growing in the summer, to paint what they could see. They chose colours for a particular purpose when observing the flowers.
During this half term, the children in Year 1 have been learning all about Pablo Picasso. They have looked at how to draw a face with positional lines, colours and how they make us feel, using ICT to capture an image and also using shapes to create a masterpiece in the style of Picasso.
During this half term, the children in Year 2 have been looking at their local environment. As part of their art lesson, they looked at architectural structures from around Blackpool. The children used viewfinders to focus in on a specific part of the building, then used a variety of different grades of pencils to show depth in their drawings.
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