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Art project - Antarctica

 

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Art Display : June 2015 Coatesway School

The children and staff worked very hard and we are extremely proud of them. Our displays are themed around different artists and aspects of art; here is some information about the work of each year group.

 
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Nursery - Nursery have been learning about colour mixing. They each made a colour mixing rain cloud to explore the different colours that they could make using red, blue and yellow.

 

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Reception - Reception have been learning how to do an observational drawing. They then extended this by using powder paints to paint their drawings of daffodils.

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Y1 - Year 1 have used water colour paints to paint the other half of a flower as part of their topic on the secret garden.

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Y2 - Year 2 have been doing a cross curricular topic using the Katie Morag stories. They drew maps of the Isle of Struay using signs and symbols and learning how to use a key.

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Y3 - Year 3 learnt about Mondrian art. They each made their own piece of abstract art using water colours.

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Y4 - Year 4 learnt how to tie dye and used the effect to create a cushion.

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Y5 - Year 5 have been learning about the religion of Mayans and Aztecs as a part of their chocolate topic.  The children used oil pastels to create pictures of Sun Gods.

 

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Y6 - In Year 6 the children designed and embroidered their own canvas creations.

 

Art Display June 2011

The art displays were worked on over a period of 4 - 5 hours each, with all members of each year group helping or producing part of the design. In each year group we looked and discussed the chosen image. The children then worked to produce the different elements required for each picture.

Art Discplay

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Y3
Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh

Each pupil painted a selection of strips of paper, using readimix paint, in shades of yellow. They then cut out petal shapes and made their own sunflower, adding the centre with scrunched up tissue paper. 

 

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Y4
Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprise!) by Henri Rousseau
Pupils used their colour-mixing skills to match the colours the could see in the picture. They drew and cut out the plant, leaf shapes and the tiger.

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Y5
Colours for a Large Wall by Ellsworth Kelly

Pupils started by painting 10 x 10cm  squares in a range of colours. When dry, these were cut up into smaller squares and reassembled on squares using tints and tones of the same colour. These multicoloured squares, along with black and white squares, were then reassembled to make the complete image.

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Y6
The Waterlily Pond by Claude Monet
Pupils used PVA mixed with water to glue tissue paper onto an outline of the picture, layering the shades to build up the depth of colour needed. 

 

Art project - Antarctica

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School Art Exhibition

Last December I travelled to Antarctica and wanted to inspire children about my journey. Over the last few weeks schools have used descriptions and photographs to create their own Antarctica pictures.

A selection of art work is now displayed at Robertson House.

Thank you so much to all the schools who took part. The artwork is stunning and the huge effort which has gone into producing them is very evident.

Kanchana Morris
Deputy Headteacher
Cowley Hill Primary School, BOREHAMWOOD
February 2011

 

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Good Practice - Case Studies

Date

School and Subject

Subject Coverage

July 2012

Therfield First School logoUsing ICT to create art work inspired by the paintings of David Hockney

During the Spring Term of 2012 the 11 children in years 3 & 4, including two autistic pupils, created artwork inspired by the exhibition of David Hockney’s work at The Royal Academy in London. As Hockney used iPads to create some of the artwork on display at this exhibition, the children also used ICT as one of the creative methods. More...

KS2

Art & ICT

May 2012

Sandringham School

Designing an Olympic Medal - KS3

We introduced the students to Olympic medals and looked at their development through Olympic history. Students then evaluated the current design by David Watkins and produced their own medal to celebrate the London 2012 as a response. They developed new understanding of Decorative Arts and awareness of contemporary medal design. More...

 

KS3 Art and D&T

April 2012

Sandringham School logoSandringham School
Using iPads in Art to create work inspired by David Hockney

In the Spring term of 2012 a group of able, gifted and talented students in years 8 and 9 took part in a project where they used iPads to create artwork inspired by ‘paintings’ by David Hockney, also created using an iPad, which have been exhibited in London.

Whilst this project was for a group of able, gifted and talented students, the teachers involved definitely feel there is great potential in using the iPads in art, for all students. More...

KS3 (relevance to 2, 4, 5)

Art & ICT