Today in Year 2 Sharks we have been exploring running and cross stitches. We have used our new-found skills to sew a trail to where x marks the spot on our very own treasure maps. Here are a few of the photos I have taken – enjoy! 🙂
What brilliant art work this week from Weds…
Today we have had Paul the artist in again to help us with our final piece. Here are some pictures of the fun we have had and the work we have produced.
- designed and began creating aboriginal patterns for the background of ‘Together’ (individual pieces)
- continued with ‘Together’ creations by dot-painting the backgrounds
- designed and completed our butterflies by mixing shades of yellow to dot-paint aboriginal patterns on them
What a messy day we have had in Sharks today! We have continued to develop our painting and printing skills towards a collaborative final piece. By the end of the day, we looked like a cross between a Smurf and the Incredible Hulk!
Year 6 have been inspired by William Morris and his Arts and Crafts movement. The man who believed that “wherever nature works, there will be beauty”, that art should be accessible to all and not “only a few” and that hard work would result in success, has been an excellent role model for all the Year 6 artists and designers.
The children used elements of Morris’ patterns to create their own unique designs.
We have had another fantastic day in Sharks today, as we had a very special visitor. We met an artist Paul, who helped us to develop our drawing skills. When we had finished, we collaged them all to produce a class map of Africa. We have really shown what a super team we are!
Today Swallows have:
- Been very lucky to have painted aboriginal trees with Steve, our visiting artist! They look fantastic!
- Created dotted hands like the aboriginals would have which we are going to use on a large class butterfly.
- Collaged paper (which they made by scraping, rolling, sponging and printing paint) to create the wings of the butterfly.
A busy but fun day had by all!
Arts Week – Day One!
What a busy Monday!
Today Nursery found out that their focus story for the week is ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. They learnt that Carle is not only the author of this well-loved story, but its illustrator too!
Following this, we met a real artist called Julie! She has helped us to make our own story pictures using felt and mark-making tools. After that we used a range of threading materials to weave and create our story background. We are looking forward to seeing this come together over the next few days…
Alongside this, Miss Jancy has also been to visit to begin our egg to caterpillar to butterfly movement piece.
Lastly, we have been using tools to create our own paper using different shades of paint! We used bubblewrap, combs, brushes, sponges and a range of kitchen utensils to create different textures like Carle and tomorrow we are looking forward to using this for collaging 🙂
Today we have really enjoyed using the paper we created yesterday to collage our own caterpillars! What do you think?
We have also taken part in threading leaves to work our pincher fingers, creating caterpillar masks for role-play and collaging leaves for fingerprint caterpillars!
Another wonderful arty day today!
The children were very excited as today they worked in small groups to create their own set of butterfly wings! They used different materials and thought about shape, patterns and position to make their wings symmetrical. We are looking forward to them drying so we can use them for role-play and our egg to caterpillar to butterfly movement piece!
We have also been using different shades of red paint to design individual butterflies for our wall art. We used cotton buds to add a range of patterns including spots and stripes and to fill them with colour!
We shared the story ‘Head to Toe’ by Eric Carle and learnt that Carle didn’t only write about and illustrate caterpillars, but other animals too! We recognised that he had used different shades of the same colour for each animal and texture had been created to. Using this as our inspiration, we chose our own animals to paint by mixing various colours and using tools to create the same effect!
What a busy but fun-filled week! The children are sad that today is our last day of arts week. We have spent today finishing all our wonderful mini-projects and sharing the work we have completed so far! The children should be very proud of their wonderful efforts 🙂