Golden Thread - sketching
Developing skilled, independent artists is a fundamental part of our curriculum. At the start of the year, pupils complete an independent drawing, this year they sketched our church. Carrying out this work independently, provides teachers with the opportunity to identify where the the next steps in learning should go for individuals or groups. We look forward to the children producing a second sketch at the end of the year, using the knowledge and skills they have learnt during their art lessons.
Congratulations to our Year 6 pupil, Niamh, on her 'winning' book cover design. After researching various book covers in school, Niamh worked at home to come up with her design for our annual 'We are Writers' book. The judges had a difficult choice as they deliberated over the final 16 fantastic designs. Niamh was overwhelmed to see her design in print as it graced the cover of over 400 books. What an achievement Niamh - well done!
After discussing the importance of perspective in drawing, we examined the work of French Painter Gustave Caillebotte. Paying particular attention to his use of 'one-point perspective', we learned about key terms such as 'vanishing point' and 'horizontal eye line'. Then, it was our turn....
I found it a little confusing at first as there was so much to think about;
however I was really pleased with the finished piece.
I am looking forward to experimenting with using
perspective in my future drawings...
Kaci - Class 15
Shang Silk Paintings
Before starting our silk paintings, we researched the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China. We looked at some of the symbols used and discussed the intricacy of the designs on the bronze pieces from the era. Did you know bronzes were often decorated with a motif, commonly faces of demons or symbolic animals?