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The purpose of studying art.

 

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Aims

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms

 

Meet Anya Art

Anya is part of our Curriculum Crew who is introduced at the start of each topic and lesson, providing a visual link to lessons and allows our children to focus on the skills needed in the upcoming tasks.

Anya is featured as part of our Art Pathway Journey - allowing the children to revisit and consolidate prior learning .

2023-2024

Nursery

We are enjoying our journeys and transport topic and painted our own 'naughty bus', like the one in the story. We also made hot air balloons using finger-painted patterns and a Jackson Pollock style design, using paint, marbles and a box!

Reception 

We are learning about tigers so have been challenged to drawing a tiger by following step by step instructions. We also had a go at painting a tiger independently.

In Art, we have created our very own self portraits using paint and oil pastels. We created our self portraits in small steps, following short instructions. We used the mirror to look at ourselves and it helped us to describe the parts of our face and head. We chose the correct shade of paint for our skin tone and our hair colour. We then used our observational skills with the mirror again to look at the colour of our eyes and the shape of our nose and lips. Take a look at the steps that we took to complete our fabulous self portraits...

Year 1

In year one we have been looking at the work of Paul Klee. 

 

The children have used printing techniques to recreate a painting in the style of Paul Klee. 

Year 2 

In Art we have explored the use of line when working with chalk and charcoal to create detailed observational drawings of Tudor houses.  Our artwork has been linked to our History topic 'The Great Fire of London' and we loved using a range of media to create different effects. 

Year 3

We are exploring colour and composition through looking at the work of Piet Mondrian. This week we started our own compositions in the style of Mondrian by creating the block shapes on our paper. Next week we will add blocks of colour to complete the creations.

Year 4

Roman Mosaics

 

We discovered how the Romans had mosaics in their homes to show their wealth. We used designed and recreated our own mosaics.

 

 

In  year 4  we have looked portraiture and the work of different artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Look at our amazing self portraits in the style of Picasso!

Year 5

3-D Chairs

Inspired by the famous Van Gogh painting Chair With Pipe, the children created their own designs of a room with a 3-D chair in the foreground.

Vincent Van Gogh

 

We are studying the work of Van Gogh exploring his use of colour and texture. Through the use of viewfinders we explored his use of blending colour and patterns to create movement, tone and texture to his paintings.

 

Year 6

Op Art - Bridget Riley

 

We have been looking at Op Art studying the work of Bridget Riley, focusing closely on making optical illusions using only black and white. We produced some wonderful pyramids in true Bridget Riley style. Take a look at our creations...

Pop Art - Roy Lichtenstein

 

As part of our art topic, we have explored the work of Roy Lichtenstein. We looked at some of his most famous pieces of work and resized them creating our very own version. Take a look at our amazing work…

2022 -2023

Nursery

We talked about the colourful Hindu festival of 'Holi' and made bright coloured collage rainbows

We used green and yellow paints to paint an observational picture of a primrose plant

Reception

Reception enjoyed creating pictures of Tigers whilst reading our story "The Tiger who came to tea". We had a go at following step by step instructions to draw our tigers, and showed them off in front of the terrific Tiger display. We really worked on our resilience, and the outcome was fantastic. 

In Reception, we have been following step by step instructions to draw our own giraffes inspired by our class story ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’.

In Art, we discussed how the season is changing from Autumn to Winter. We spoke about the weather that we might start to see in Winter, including frost, ice and snow. We then created a winter scene, using different shades of blue to create the background and then adding white and glitter for the snow and ice. How beautiful are our pictures!

Year 1

Paul Klee
We have been learning about our artist of the term, Paul Klee. Year 1 have learned how Klee became interested in art and that he likes to use lots of colour.

We learned about his ideas that "a line is a dot that went for a walk".

 

To introduce our topic, we took our pencil on a walk around the page, creating a border and shapes with the line. We used lots of colour just like Klee!

We have been exploring collage in Year 1 and have used this method to create our own beautiful scales for the Rainbow Fish!

Year 2

We created William Morris inspired portraits using oil pastels and paint

Observational Drawing 

We enjoyed using charcoal and chalk to explore the use of line when creating observational drawings of traditional Tudor homes from around the time of the Great Fire of London (1666).  We looked closely at the 2D shapes that the structures were made up of and created our own for our Topic area.

We have been learning about the life and work of Jackson Pollock. We used his drip painting method to recreate our own Pollock inspired paintings. 

Year 3

Rainforest Creatures

As part of our topic on the Amazon rainforest, in our art lessons we have been studying line, form, colour and shading to create these amazing toucans and iguanas.  I think you will agree that they are stunning!

 

Piet Mondrian

We have been exploring the life and works of Piet Mondrian.  We then linked the Thrive book we have been looking at and created some Piet Mondrian suits for Halibut Jackson (a very shy man) to wear to a Piet Mondrian Exhibition.

Year 4

 

 

 

We have been looking at the work of artist Hokusai who created the famous "The Great Wave off Kanagwawa." We created our own images inspired by his artwork, using the relaxing technique of zentangle 

We discovered how the Romans had mosaics in their homes to show their wealth. We used designed and recreated our own mosaics.

In year 4, we explored how we can use watercolours to create sunsets and sunrise as part of our PSCHE diverse dinosaur topic. we looked at how the different colours changed when we mixed them to create new colours that blend well together.

In  year 4  we have looked portraiture and the work of different artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Look at our amazing self portraits.

Year 5

 

Shade and Tone.

We used tone and shading to draw self -portraits. Using our sketchbooks we practiced sketching our facial features. We blended different shades of grey using our pencils to re-create our facial features. We used tone and shading to draw    self -portraits. Using our sketchbooks we practiced sketching our facial features. We blended different shades of grey using our pencils to re-create our facial features.

 

Vincent Van Gogh.

In Year 5 we  are studying  the work of  Vincent Van Gogh exploring his use of colour and texture. Through the use of viewfinders we explored his use of blending colour and patterns to create movement and texture in his paintings .

Following on from the previous lesson, we then used oil pastels and the techniques Van Gogh used to create colour and texture to create our own versions of one of his famous paintings, "The Cypress trees". We enjoyed blending colours to create different textures in our artwork.

3D Art.

Inspired by Van Gogh's painting of his bedroom we created 3D masterpieces of our rooms inspired by his design.

Year 6

Andy Warhol 

Take a look at our fabulous self portraits inspired by the work of Andy Warhol.

Pop Art

As part of our art topic, we have explored the work of Roy Lichtenstein. We looked at some of his most famous pieces of work and resized them creating our very own version. Take a look at our amazing work…

2021-2022

Nursery

In Nursery we use a mixture of adult led activities and children's own creativity in expressing art. The children have experimented using different media and materials and a variety of tools to create marks and images with. We have explored colour and colour mixing.

Colour mixing

Using different materials in our creations.

Reception

We have been practising our drawing skills to add more detail on our sketches.

As part of our topic Come Outside we enjoyed making a collage from the story The Little Raindrop which is all about the weather using a range of media and materials.

We have reading the story of the Hungry Caterpillar and did some Eric Carle themed Artwork.

We have been learning about why we wear poppies and have been creating our own using a variety of media and materials.

Year One

We loved learning about Monet and creating our own versions of Monet’s famous Waterlillies.

Year Two

William Morris

In Spring term, we have been learning about the artist William Morris who was famous for his floral patterns inspired by nature. We created our own Morris-inspired patterns and used oil pastels to colour them.