Friday, November 27, 2009

artist visit

Today our school hosted Sue Deighton - an UK-based artist. She began the day by delivering a couple of presentations to the whole school - a thoroughly entertaining start for the children. Not only did they learn about her techniques and style of working but were treated to a wealth of stories about her encounters with various animals - elephants figured largely! She spent most of the day working intensively with classes and small groups.
All of the children enjoyed her visit tremendously and went away with new-found knowledge and 'tricks of the trade'. They produced some wonderful pieces, which when dry, will make for a fantastic display.
Thankyou Sue for a terrific day. (nb. Mustn't forget Chris, her husband, who lends an extra pair of hands and ensures everything keeps on track, running smoothly - a marvellous double act!).

Monday, November 16, 2009

draw a reindeer

Have been putting together quick and easy drawing guides for the staff to share with children and thought I'd put one of them on here. This is for the 'artistically challenged'amongst us - though if you can write 7, 7, 4 you should have no problem. Hopefully the notes are self explanatory - have fun.

Friday, November 13, 2009

reindeer digi stamps

Still plugging away with the idea of digi stamps on etsy. Just put this listing into my shop - 4 images of reindeer to cut and paste, colour, re-size till your hearts content.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

sound drawings

Today, after looking at several images representing sounds, we listened to various instruments and had a go at showing them as marks/'pictures'.

We then listened to pieces of music and did likewise. Next week we hope to introduce the idea of colour to further enhance our impressions of sounds with a view to creating a finished piece that can be displayed on our science wall - we just happen to be studying sounds in science too!

Have also been sketching - 'Ebearneezer Scrooge';

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

pastel pics

Y5 today produced 'blitz' oil pastel pictures (in the style of van Gogh!). We used dark blue sugar paper and masked out the searchlight beams. Yellow, orange, red, purple and blue stripes were laid onto the paper before being blended by adding marks of the colours either side (if that makes sense!). Searchlight beams were picked out in white before a dark silhouette was added in the foreground.