art curriculum overview


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Art School Policy


Reception Space Art

In Reception, they have been learning all about space, and took inspiration from abstract artist, Peter Thorpe, when creating a background for their rocket. The striking background they created makes the black rocket pop, and their creativity really shines through! 

Year 5 Sculpture Workshop

In Year 5, we experimented with sculpture using wire and modroc. We used wire cutters and wore safety goggles, and bent the wire to the shape we wanted our Greek Bust to be. We found it tricky to carefully bend the wire to the shape we wanted, and we found the applying of the modroc slightly easier. We learned so much and we were lucky to have a professional artist in school to guide us through the process.

Topic Celebrations

At the end of our Spring term, we invited parents in to find out what we have been learning about in our Art and Design lessons. In Year 1 the children have been learning about Plants and in Art, they have been looking at Georgia O'Keeffe's flower paintings. They showed their grown-ups the watercolour painting skills they have been practising and what might have influenced the decisions they made when creating their final piece. 


Painting Club

In January we started our Painting Club in Year 1! We experimented with tints and learned that by adding white to a colour, you can make different colours e.g. light blue instead of dark blue. We chose to work with blue, as Year 1's topic is based around the book 'Lost and Found' which is set in Antarctica. We created an icy landscape scene and practised our cutting skills to add some penguins to our pictures too!


Perspective Drawings

Year 6 have been learning how to sketch landscapes from different perspectives and have produced some beautiful work!


Pop Art!

Year 1 have been learning all about Andy Warhol this half term. They have been practising using bright colours and drawing portraits. They learned that he used screen printing a lot in his art which meant that he used repeated patterns but changed the colour each time.