Over the last few weeks we have focused on the theme 'Sunflowers'. Children have sketched using pencils, used wax and a watercolour wash, created clay sunflowers and started to make a sunflower collage.
Abstract Art - Georgia O'Keeffe
We looked at the paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe who is famous for her close up paintings of flowers. We used paint and chalk to create our own version of 'Abstraction White Rose' the famous close up painting of a rose.
Observational drawing using Oil Pastels
Using Eric Carle's illustrations as inspiration over a couple of weeks we painted many bright coloured papers, then used various tools to create patterns within the paint and added glitter to some for extra sparkle. We then used the papers painted to cut out to make a collage design in the style of Eric Carle.
Using clay we hand moulded small pots and used our fingers to pinch and pull them into our desired shape. We used various tools to create indentations to make our desired design. After the clay pots dried we made glitter glue and painted them to make our shiny, glittery, clay pots.
Do you want to build a snowman?
With the anticipated arrival of the snow forecast this week we thought we would build our own sock snowmen.
Using our fingers we created some lovely penguin pictures.
We punched out shapes from leaves to create a natural art picture. The children thought about the leaves swirling around in the wind. They also used a large selection of leaves to make some leaf rubbings using wax crayons.
We looked at various leaves and children used a mixture of pastels and felts.
We used a variety of leaves to create our own leaf animals.
We used wax crayons to draw some beautiful poppies and a watercolour wash to cover over the background for the poppies to make some fabulous poppy pictures. We also used felt and beads to make our own poppy.
Following a visit from our African visitor to school, we looked at colour mix used to create a bright African sunset background
We looked at the French artist Henri Matisse. The children created their own interpretation of 'The Snail' semi abstract work based on the swirl of a snail shell. We used the artist technique of cutting and tearing shapes and sticking them on a white background. The shapes and blocks of colour appear to float. We framed out work with a choppy orange border.
We looked at the abstract work of Kandinsky the Russian Artist. We reproduced the 'Colour Study' squares with concentric circles. We explored shape and colour using different media, watercolours and chalk pastels. We discussed our choice of warm, cool and neutral colours.