This term we looked at the artist Jeannie Baker and created a collage using natural materials. We also used this knowledge to create our own window collages with our grown-ups during a parent afternoon. We used a variety of materials such as fabrics, tissue paper, crepe paper, foil and magazines.
As part of SAW (Science, Art and Writing) week, we created a sunrise of a prehistoric world and after researching dinosaur shapes, created a silhouette of a dinosaur to place on our watercolour background. We focussed on perspective using smaller silhouettes in the background and larger silhouettes in the foreground of our paintings.
As part of our school trip, we created a modern stained glass window – inspired by Norwich Cathedral’s modern trinity stained glass window.
Inspired by our English unit of Africa, we created an African sunset using watercolours. We then researched the types of African animals and trees prevalent and used black card to create the silhouettes.
Using our knowledge of the Norfolk Broads from our Geography unit as our inspiration for our art, we created a collage. We made mood boards, thinking about foregrounds, backgrounds, perspective and textiles.
As part of our topic on World War 2, the children designed and made Anderson Shelters. They used their measuring, cutting and design skills to create their shelters and then evaluated them based upon their strength and appearance. The children worked very hard to make them look authentic; some even had little vegetables growing on the roof just as they did during the war.
Art Spring Term
We used our knowledge of Stone Age cave art to create our very own stone age inspired painting. We emulated Neanderthal techniques by using sticks to daub paint on an uneven surface to create animal and hand images.
We also learnt about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and created our own flowers, using the different mediums of watercolours, sketching pencil and oil pastels.
Using our knowledge of Islamic art, we created a tile block using thick string showing an Islamic pattern and then painted over this, pressed it onto the paper to create a Islamic inspired print.
Inspired by our Art unit on Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, we created a piece of pop art using lino printing. We re-created our image four times setting a different paint colour over the tile each time. The images made were very striking.