Policy: Art and Design Policy
Staff Co-ordinator: Miss S. Elsdon
Link Governor: Ms. S. Ingwersen
Statement of Intent:
Vincent Van Gogh – Our focus this half term was the artist Vincent Van Gogh. First, we found out about his life using the internet. Next, we looked at his painting “Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers.” We tried to recreate it using different drawing techniques.
Black History Month – As part of Black History Month, we have created portraits of Nicola Adams looking at colour, line and form.
Our focus this half term was to look at the artist Henri Rousseau. We decided to focus on a painting called Tiger in a tropical storm. Over the period of a few weeks we used a range of different techniques. The children used watercolours to make a wash, colour mix to make different coloured leaves, sketched their interpretation of a tiger and finally cut out and places their leaves to create a 3D effect. The finished masterpieces are on display in the classroom and are brilliant!
Andy Warhol- The children have created some fantastic Pop Art pictures as well as re-creating their own version of a soup can. Take a look!
Pop Art – Children in Class 3 will be looking at works by Andy Warhol during the first half term and creating their own work of similar design. Andy Warhol, an American Artist, was a leading figure in the visual art movement and created art known as ‘Pop Art’ The children will have great fun creating a number of pieces as the term goes on.
Optical Illusion in Art – Children in Class 5 will be looking at works by Bridget Riley during the first half term. Bridget Riley is an Optical Illusion Artist and most of her work is created by using only black and white. Born in London in 1931, she attended Goldsmith College and The Royal College of Art to study her unusual art method. Our children will be creating several pieces of art in a similar style to Bridget Riley as the term moves on culminating in a piece of art linked to the fashion industry.
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