The hustle and bustle around school is thrilling, assemblies, sports, choir and dance troops in the hall, children making the most out of every opportunity.
Reception learned about primary colours (red, yellow and blue) and why they are so important. Using these colours we created symmetrical butterflies, we painted our patterns on one side of the butterfly paper, folded it over and pressed down. As we opened them up again we were amazed to see that our designs had transferred over to the other side, creating a beautiful symmetrical butterfly.
Year one had to have a steady hand as they carefully drew around different objects from the Create room, this included their own shoe and their partners hand. We looked at our work and evaluated our own wobbles and how we could improve. We decided if we took more time, we could be neater.
Year two listened to the introduction of ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’ by Jill Tomlinson. A story of a baby owl called Plop. We had to think what Plop would see as he looked down from his nest, high in the tree and draw it, remembering that it was night time and in a large field. We then thought about what Plop would look like, we had clues such as big round eyes, fat and fluffy and knobbly knees. We drew him using texture to make him look like his description.
Year three had an observational drawing session, we had different patterned papers and a view finder, we found sections that we liked and had to look really carefully to draw them as accurately as we could matching size, shapes and colours.
Year four drew with imagination. In front of each child when they sat down was a pumpkin, chord, fruit or vegetable. First we drew it, looking carefully at each nobble and imperfection. We then had to imagine that we shrunk down to the size of an ant, the fruit or vegetable in front of us had a tiny hole in it. We had to use our imaginations and draw what worlds could be inside, just like ‘Jeffrey the Maggot’ story from a previous session. We will be telling our stories next week.
Year five completed their Hundertwasser inspired art work before exploring negative drawing. After I explained the workings of an old style camera, with real film (making me feel very old) and what a negative was, we understood the concept. Using a white pencil on black paper we really enjoyed drawing in the negative.
Year six used realism verses abstract in their observational drawing. Using our knowledge of tone, we drew and shaded in light, mid and dark tones, pumpkins, chords and fruit and vegetables that were waiting for us in the Create room. We then chose colours in these tones and redrew them in abstract.
Art Club group one, week three. KS1 painted their clay hands in metallic paints and KS2 painted their monster pots in the colours of their choice. These all looked amazing and have gone home.
Have a wonderful weekend, hopefully with a break from all this rain.