2022 - 2023
Observational Drawing of Celtic Shields (Autumn Term)
As part of our 'Bronze to Iron Age - What Changed?' topic, we have been exploring Celtic symbols. We learnt the meanings of the symbols, then tried to identify them within shields. After, we completed an observational drawing by sketching the other half of a shield, using a variety of pencil techniques.
2021 / 2022
World War Two Art Inspired by M.C. Escher
Our focus artist for the summer term was M.C. Escher. We explored his work on tessellations and his creations of parts of an object being transformed into another object.
James Mayhew Inspired Art (01.03.22)
We enjoyed a visit from James Mayhew, who was sharing his latest book, Once Upon a Tune. We listened to one of the stories about Sheherazade and her 1001 Arabian Nights. We then watched James in action with his painting to the music of Sheherazade. Using James' artwork for inspiration, we chose to sketch a story from the book and then had a go at bringing our sketch to life by painting to the orchestral version of Sheherazade.
Art using Andy Warhol's Marilyn Diptych (10/12/21)
This half term, we have been focusing on the artist Andy Warhol and his Marilyn Diptych artwork. Once we had studied his famous piece, we used Andy's Campbell's Soup image to re-create the colour technique (in Marilyn Diptych) using oil crayons. It was then time for us to create our own Christmas design using the Marilyn Diptych as inspiration. Andy Warhol used the technique of screen printing, so it was only right for us to use a printing technique too!