3L – We made a Clay Tile of a Victorian House

Finally, we added the detail of the brickwork and the roof tiles. We used clay tiles to create the different textures.

Our tiles are now ready to be fired in a kiln.

6L Art – Dare you stare into the eyes of Medusa?

This term we will create our version of Carravagio’s famous painting of Medusa. Carravagio used studies of his face to create his Medusa and we have been studying our faces in preparation. We discussed the emotions conveyed in the famous art work – sorrow, fear, shock, rage. We then used charcoal and chalk to capture only our eyes when we expressed these emotions. The results speak for themselves and we think we’ve achieved what we set out to do. Next week, we will concentrate on expressing emotion with our mouths.

Caravaggio’s Medusa

1S Artists

This week we have been using paint to colour mix the right colours to create a picture of our chosen fruit. Can you explain how you used the powder paints for colour mixing?

The children observed closely to draw their shape outline. Then they mixed the colours and used them to add details and colour.

They look beautiful and I can’t wait to display them in the classroom.

Red Class Are Artists

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Today, we looked at some art works by Chris Ofili.

“She has big eyes.”

“A necklace.”

“She has red lipstick.”

“I like her hair.”

“A monkey!”

“It has a very long tail.”

“What is he holding?”

“He’s got a hat!”

No Woman, No Cry 1998 Chris Ofili born 1968 Purchased 1999 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T07502

“I don’t like it, she’s sad.”

“She’s crying.”

“Her chest is a fire.”

This week in Red Class we’re going ‘Into The Woods’, so we used this picture by Chris Ofili to inspire our drawings of trees.

We decided not to use a special ingredient Chris Ofili has used in the past, if you don’t know what it is ask Red Class.

“I drawed it, that’s beautiful! Yeah! Yahoo! That’s beautiful.”

Paper Weaving

Last week we looked at hot and cold colours. Today we learned how to weave paper. We used either hot or cold colours for our weaving.

First we created the weft – the part held in tension (frame). We did this by folding card and cutting into lines into it.

Then we used the strips of paper for the weft – the part that is woven through the frame in an over and under pattern.