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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It has been a wonderfully creative term in the art room and pupils have learnt new skills, discovered and developed their talents and worked with independence and diligence on their art. We have explored different mediums including sculpture, working with wire, wood and clay and printmaking.
These are a few examples from the classes I have […]
We are studying the astonishing true story of Salva Dut in literacy. Salva was caught up in the civil war in Sudan. Salva and his school friends used to make cows out of clay so we had a go ourselves for no pens Wednesday. We learnt that Sudanese cows are very different to other cows.
We did some sketches of the London skyline. We tried to create different effects by using our pencils in different ways like holding our pencils at the top so we lose some control of the line we create and also drawing with our non-dominant hand.
We were inspired by looking at two different artists, Ken Done […]
We scrunched up lots of newspaper and bound it with masking tape until we had a shape we were happy with. Then we covered it with mod roc, this is plaster bandage that hardens really quickly when you soak it. It was a new challenge for us and one that we really enjoyed. We are […]