Sunday, 31 May 2015

Birch trees project

This colourful and interesting lesson is being carried out in memory of one of my most esteemed and inspiring art teachers, whose lessons were always dynamic and fun.... Mr Graham Woodall, who just loved trees and found inspiration in nature and saw the extraordinary in the ordinary.

During the first step, the children mixed colours with white to create different shades of colour. They proceeded by painting colourful and patterned circles in these colours they have just mixed up on their palette. These will serve as the background for our trees, which we will add next week.

Here's a sneak a peak of some of the colourful and moving backgrounds...

Rayan's Indian paper cut-out

Ella's giraffes on the easel

Sunday, 24 May 2015

One point perspective

Learning all about perspective and different points of view....extending the concept learned from 3D-writing and LEGO block drawing from the previous lessons.

Katrien, 10

Whiney, 11

Kayleigh and Ilenia

Michaela, 8

Celine, 9

Learning from famous artists' work and their story....

Shania, 6: Raphael's Madonna and Child

Chanelle, 5: copying narcissus

Martina, 5: Botticelli's Primavera

Stephen, 6: Caravaggio's Medusa

Cyann, 6: Raphael's Madonna under the Oak Tree

Martina, 6: Botticelli's Madonna and Child with cherubs and foliage

Daniel, 6: Caravaggio's Boy with Basket of Fruit

Daniel, 6: Caravaggio's Boy with Basket of Fruit

Sunday, 17 May 2015

An artist's perspective..

Here are some drawings based on simple shapes and colours, but which were out together with the complimentary colours/ warm and cold colours in mind...this lesson served as a great opportunity to revise the colour concepts!

The children also observed some of Sr Terry Frost's paintings, and got inspied from them and created the following using pencil colours, oil pastels and collage....

More 3D writing (1-point perspective, Celine)

Drawing the eye's iris as a mirror, and linking it to different weather conditions! Inspired by Magritte's surrealist approach to art (Matthew)

Magritte (Stephen)

Saturday, 9 May 2015

3D writing/ 1 point perspective

Different tonalities

1 point perspective

Using shades to highlight light and shadow

Happy Mother's Day from all of us xxx

The youngsters' mixed media collage card!

A mixed media drawing and collage with mother and child silhouette. Check out the adjectives the children came up with to describe their mummy and how she makes them feel!