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At Gipsey Bridge Academy, we want children to foster an enjoyment and appreciation of visual arts and develop knowledge of a variety of artists, craft makers and designers. Our Art curriculum develops creativity, engages and inspires children to event and create their own works of art, craft and design.

This week we enjoyed comparing work from famous landscape artists. We used some interesting questions to structure our thinking:

 

  • What can you see in the artwork?
  • Why did the artist select the viewpoint?
  • What is the purpose of the artwork?
  • How has the artist used line, colour and pattern in the artwork?
  • What do you like about the artwork?
  • How are the paintings the same or different?

Class 2 explored what the term landscape means and briefly looked at work from artists, famous for creating landscape paintings. Using our very own viewfinder, we took our sketchbooks outside to find an interesting view in our school environment and made thumbnail sketches

Class 3 created their own abstract paintings, with the theme Blood Red Art.

Some fantastic collaborative pieces of art being completed by Class 1 today! It was particularly lovely to hear the children recalling facts they have learnt about London landmarks this week.

Class 1 had fun had this afternoon during art experimenting with different mediums including watercolours, oil pastels and chalk to create some fantastic observational drawings of lavender. We definitely have some talented artists in the class!

Class 3 exploring examples of Inuit art, sketching their own and making observations about their work, using artistic vocabulary relating to subject matter, shape, form, pattern and colour.

Some snippets of Class 2s Greek pottery designs in progress! We looked at a range of different designs and shapes, before using these to create our own.

Class 1 have been learning the song The Grand Old Duke of York and have been experimenting with mixing primary colours by completing a colour march!

After exploring the buildings around the school in art this week, Class 1 have been using their sketching skills to draw some of our school buildings.

Class 2 started our 3D sculptures by studying the Easter Island statues. We knew that ancient Greece was famous for having lots of detailed, elaborate statues but thought we should start our sculpting journey with something a little less intricate! After comparing the two styles, noting the similarities and differences, we set upon designing and making our own versions. We talked about malleable and rigid materials, and the children were fantastic at calling upon their previous knowledge of clay to define these terms. Today, we needed to make a secure foundation, ready to fix the Modroc onto tomorrow!

Modroc! The children in years 3 and 4 had great fun experimenting with the textures and amount of water they needed to effectively cover their sculptures.

What a creative week we are having in Class 2! Just look at these amazing sketches from our art lesson, building on our techniques from earlier in the year

In Art this week, the children have started learning how to use textile materials to create a simple collage inspire by tiger fur!

After learning all about The Pilgrim Fathers last week, we continued our learning by concentrating on a local landmark, the Boston Stump.    We then used our sketching techniques we have developed during our art lessons to produce an observational drawing of the magnificent structure. We carried out techniques of cross-hatching, scumbling and stippling using a range of different pencil strengths. We used these sketches on our poster to produce some superb results!

What a lovely afternoon class 1 had creating different textures and shades using different pencil.

This week, we started learning about 'Banksy', the famous but secret urban artist. We looked at some examples of their work and discussed what we noticed, such as the black and white colour scheme, the sad theme of each piece and the fact that they were all created outside, on public walls. We also wrote about what we liked and disliked about the art work, giving reasons.

 

To further develop the charcoal skills that we began investigating last week during our launch day, we decided to use charcoal again today to create the black contrast against the brick work we were using. The results are really effective!

 

Linking this back to our Big Question and considering that graffiti is actually illegal, Mrs Clarke has asked, "Is this art or vandalism?" We are going to explore this in more detail later in the week.

We’ve had a wonderfully arty day launching our new project, ‘Urban Pioneers’! So many art skills being developed, with photography, sketching, pastels, charcoal and watercolours! Look at these amazing results and happy, proud faces!

This week in Art, class one have been learning all about sketching. The children spent time looking carefully at an image of a Beatle. The children then experimented with using their pencil in different ways to add texture and shading to their drawing.

Class 3 finished their sketches of some of the treasures found in Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb- they developed their ideas over time through a range of initial sketches before producing the final piece.

In Art and Design, the children designed their own Egyptian nemes (Head dress) and then made it; improving their mastery of art and design techniques.

Our great artists on show in Class 1- using a range of materials creatively to design their own product.

Class 3 finished their sketches of some of the treasures found in Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb. The children recorded their observations and used them to review and revisit ideas.

Class 2

Having learned different music vocabulary earlier in the week, we listened to some live jazz music and talked about the pitch, rhythm, tempo and volume of the different sounds we could hear. We then thought about different shapes that we could associate with those sounds, explaining why we chose them. Looking at Kandinsky’s artwork for inspiration, we created our own abstract pieces by sketching ideas first and then putting these separate ideas together into a final, colourful piece. 

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