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11 10, 2019

Sketching at 575 Wandsworth Rd

By |2019-10-21T11:08:41+01:00October 11th, 2019|Art, Year 6 2019-20|

Thursday art club are using the local area to get inspiration for our art work.  What better place to start than the rich and imaginative interior of 575, Wandsworth Rd.  The museum that used to be the house is the creation of Khadambi Asalache.  He spent 20 years carving, painting, designing and making the extraordinary […]

8 10, 2019

Stik, Basquiat and Our Values!

By |2019-10-21T11:08:43+01:00October 8th, 2019|Art, Year 6 2019-20|

We started looking at graffiti art this term and analysed the work of the street artist Stik who draws very simple stick figures that are really expressive and imaginative.  We also looked at Jean-Michel Basquiat who did street art in a very different style.  We started making posters in the style of these artists to […]

8 10, 2019

Pumpkins, peppers and squashes

By |2019-10-21T11:08:43+01:00October 8th, 2019|Art, Miscellaneous, Year 3 2019-20|

Year 3 absolutely love their new sketch books and practising new techniques and skills in them.  Today we were learning about still life and different ways to make our drawings look realistic like using different kinds of shading to show light and shadow.  We also learnt how important it was to look and not imagine […]

18 09, 2019

Year 3 Sketchbooks

By |2019-10-21T11:08:44+01:00September 18th, 2019|Art, Year 3 2018-19, Year 3 2019-20, Year 3 updates|

When you start in year 3 at Heathbrook you are given your first professional sketch book full of good quality paper to record your art work in.  The new year 3 classes were overjoyed to receive theirs.  The children keep them from years 3 to 6 and they take them home when they leave school.  […]

8 07, 2019

Imaginators Science Workshop

By |2019-10-21T11:08:47+01:00July 8th, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19, Year 5 2018-19|

We are celebrating over two years of being involved with the community programme of the Institute of Imagination in Vauxhall.  In that time we have made countless visits to their workshop in an old fire station near the Albert Embankment.  We have gone in family groups to weekend workshops and pupils have attended half term […]

17 05, 2019

Monster Models

By |2019-10-21T11:08:51+01:00May 17th, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19|

It’s always really good fun to get the clay, glue, paint and  cardboard out and have a long old making session.  Painting and gluing,  fixing, attaching and using our imaginations.  But actually when you look at the children working they are multi tasking in so many ways;  sharing,  collaborating, problem solving and visioning.  In the […]

2 05, 2019

Animated Pictures

By |2019-10-21T11:08:53+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19|

We planned and made moving pictures in art.  Firstly we explored different paper mechanic techniques like using sliders,  levers and making spinners with split pins.  Then we planned the theme for our picture and made amazing collage picture backgrounds.  We thought about what elements could move in our pictures like birds and planes flying in […]

28 02, 2019

A Wonderful World of Colour!

By |2019-10-21T11:08:59+01:00February 28th, 2019|Miscellaneous, Year 3/4 2018-19|

We did colour mixing today using powder paints.  They are really great for creating different colours but have to be mixed very skilfully to get the right texture for application.  We learnt about red, blue and yellow being the primary colours and how from these we […]

18 01, 2019

Flotsam Art

By |2019-10-21T11:09:05+01:00January 18th, 2019|Art, Year 3/4 2018-19|

This term our whole school text is “Flotsam” by author and illustrator David Weisner.  It’s a brilliant story which doesn’t have any words,  just fabulous illustrations for us to add our own narrative to.  It is about discovering secret and extraordinary worlds inside an old camera and under the sea.

We painted a background last week […]