Year 3 Arts Week Day 5

Another amazing day in Year 3 to celebrate the end of Arts Week. Today we expressed different emotions (happiness, sadness, calmness and anger) through music and dance. The children’s ideas were inspirational and the photos and videos of the performance can be found here.

In the afternoon, the children put the finishing touches to their Van Gogh art work and we photographed the final pieces. I think everybody will agree that the art work the children produced was absolutely fantastic. The children also looked at and celebrated their work and wrote thoughtful evaluations about what they have enjoyed this week and the skills they have developed.

Arts week in Jets – Day Five!

We made it!

Our final day of arts week was another fun one…the children created a CD-case cover for the Bear’s CD! To do this they used ripped paper for the head and nose, chalk for a furry effect and black pens to add the detail. Click here for the photos and some of our finished final pieces.

I’ve had a great week and sure the children have too!

Enjoy the half-term holiday 🙂 Miss J.

Year 3 Arts Week Day 4

Today our artist Julie arrived! We focused on the colour blue and how Van Gogh used it in his art work. We began our day by recreating the famous painting ‘Starry Night’ with oil pastels and ink resulting in some very striking art work.

In the afternoon, the children worked in teams of 4 to upscale 8 different Van Gogh paintings onto A1 card. This was a difficult task and I have been so impressed with the children’s drawings skills today. Then they used the skills they practised in the morning with the oil pastels and ink to finish their work. The end pieces were absolutely fantastic and the children were wonderful at working in teams. Have a look at our super ‘blue’ art work here.

Year 6 Arts Week Day 4

Today, Year 6 finished off their industrial landscapes in the style of Trevor Grimshaw and they look fantastic. They used graphite of varying softness to create gradient effects, and used a putty rubber to highlight.

In the afternoon, Year 6 created some scientific drawings of bees. They were inspired by Darwin (who, of course, they already knew about).

Tomorrow, we will be doing a range of activities, including lots of finishing off!

Pictures to follow.

Arts week in Jets – Day Four

Our penultimate day of arts week and what a busy day we have had in Jets! The children have worked through a number of activities to produce work which will contribute to our ‘final-piece’ display, including: oil pastel and watercolour leaves, collage leaves, collage branches and watercolour grass paintings.

In the afternoon, the children developed their water colour skills; adding a larger range of colours to their washes though, to create a sun-setting sky. They then added black cut-outs with chalked windows, doors, signs and lights which formed a city sky-scraper scene. The pieces look great and effectively represent the bear sailing back from the big city to his home in the wood.

Click here for Thursday’s photos. 

Year 3 Arts Week Day 3

Another successful day for Year 3. Today our colour was ‘red’ and we focused on the artist Edvard Munch and his very famous painting, ‘The Scream.’

The children found the painting very interesting and thought the colour red could have symbolised either anger or fear. The children spent all morning drawing this piece of art work – focusing on the use of perspective and capturing the emotion of the figure in the painting. They then used acrylic paint which created very bold colours and blended them together. I have been so impressed with the children today – this wasn’t an easy task and they worked so hard to produce some stunning work. Please take a look at the children’s art work here.

Year 6 Arts Week Day 2 and 3

The website was not being our friend yesterday, so here is a round up of arts week Day 2 and 3 in Year 6.

Yesterday, Year 6 started by finishing off their watercolour landscapes in the style of JMW Turner. They then began to look at the second part of the class book, Varmints, where the Others take over, building tall buildings that scratch the sky. They began to study another artist: Trevor Grimshaw, who uses graphite and rubbers to create atmospheric industrial landscapes, inspired by the industrial landscapes of Manchester. Year 6 practised  using graphite sticks of varying softness, and then using a putty rubber to create highlights for effect. I am looking forward to seeing their finished pieces tomorrow!

Today, Year 6 were very lucky to be visited by an artist: Paul Pickford. He helped us to study another artist who focused on the industrial scenes of Manchester. You might have heard of him! L. S. Lowry. Year 6 drew 3D perspective Lowry landscapes, then made a group piece of an industrial landscape by creating buildings and doing rubbings. They turned out amazingly well!

Have a look at the pictures of Year 6 arts week so far.

Arts week in Jets – Day three

Day three of our art journey has involved the challenging task of weaving. Although the children found this new skill testing, they persevered and remained patient, resulting in some fantastic looking woven CDs.

We also had a visit from Isobel (the professional!) who helped Jets create bears, but not just any bears, they got to personalise them and give them accessories using pen and pastel skills.

The pupils have developed pastel skills by contributing to the colouring of the 3D piano. Also, paper designs were created for the bark of the tree trunk using rubbing and drawing techniques.

Click here for photos. 

Isobel said we were so good that she will come back tomorrow to help us create city skylines, leaves and complete the tree for our woodland display.