Policy: Art and Design Policy
Subject Ambassador: Mrs. D. Cross
Link Academy Councillor: Ms. S. Ingwersen
Statement of Intent:
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Bread Making – This half-term we have studied the traditional tale of The Little Red Hen. The children have been captivated with the story so when they found out we were going to make bread they were ecstatic. The children enjoyed kneading the dough and learning a new skill.
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Designing Hats – In Art, we have been designing hats fit for an occasion such as Ascot or a Royal Wedding. Firstly, we looked closely at designs by Philip Treacy, before designing and adapting some ideas of our own. We thought carefully about the changes we might make to our designs and the techniques we would need to use. We then created our hats and even had a hat parade to show them off to Mrs Cross. There were some truly amazing creations!
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David Hockney – Throughout lockdown and our time back at school, the children have been learning about the artist, David Hockney. The children practised their skills of sketching and shading to create a landscape inspired by the artist.
September 2020- February 2021
Drawing Skills – This half term we have continued to improve our drawing skills using a range of media. As part of our Geography topic about “Stanhope,” we drew landscapes using the views from our school field. We have also enjoyed doing a lot of Christmas themed art.
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.
Cross curricular – In Art we have taken part in some cross curricular projects. We have designed medals and 3D poppies for Remembrance Day. We took part in Black History Week, learning about a British female artist called Lubaina Himid, recreating her wonderful picture: In between the two my heart is balanced.
Watercolours – We have continued exploring watercolours and creating new colour tones lined to our artist, Henri Rousseau.
Christmas Crafts – We have had a great time using a range of skills to create our Christmas crafts. Our favourite was getting messy to make our handprints for our wreaths.
Our focus for the first 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.
Matisse, Monet & Cezanne – We have been studying French artists from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist era. We have sketched and used water colours to replicate their styles. We have looked in detail at the ways they use colour and how the style changed between the two eras.
Bridget Riley – The children designed and created a 3D shape using optical illusion patterns in the style of Bridget Riley. They then went on to experiment with felt pens and black sharpies to create patterns and design their own cotton vest top.
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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