Thursday, April 23, 2015

growing


In y1 today we created pieces that showed flowers growing. They made a simple pull up the flap mechanism to make a stem, leaves and finally a flower appear, after having been watered and exposed to sunlight. We then progressed on to a 'beanstalk' version where the beanstalk will 'grow' before finally reaching the clouds and the giants castle. The last pic shows the layout of all the pieces on an A4 size piece of card.                         






Wednesday, April 22, 2015

A is for...


In y3 today we drew characters from Ancient Greek myths and legends. We used an 'A' to draw Perseus, The Minotaur and a Cyclops. We were aiming for quick representational images, not realistic portrayals as we are going to be using this technique to aid our story mapping.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

illusions

Our Y5's are studying the physical geography of the world, so for art we've flipped the idea on its head and are going to be looking at using art to portray the world in a visually deceptive way ie. not concrete or real - think, Escher, Dali, Magritte etc.
We did lots of drawing today.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

rain

Our y2's are learning about 'weather' so today we looked at several artworks. We discussed a japanese print, a Van Gogh drawing, a constable oil study and a contemporary work by Alexander Millar. From these we then had a go at drawing our own comparative pictures - one showing a fine , sunny day and one showing a miserable, grey, rainy day.


Inspired by the Millar painting ("singin' in the rain") I managed a quick doodle.






Thursday, March 26, 2015

masks & tiles

The y4's have been busy completing their papier mâché 'Aztec masks'.


And the y3's have finished painting their ceramic tiles.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

doodle

As a follow-up to the ballerina automaton post from yesterday here's a quick doodle in a similar vein.




Tuesday, March 24, 2015

atop

Here are some pics of the figure that now adorns the box from a couple of days ago. As you can see she can be posed in a variety of ways. Her elastic joints keep the pose fixed as she pirouettes.