Year 6 are studying the Victorians and we have been looking at the work of William Morris. He made beautiful wallpaper designs that were printed painstakingly with carved wooden blocks. His blocks survive today as well as his paint colour mixtures. Using a simpler technique we started to design our own wallpaper using hand carved […]
We had a wonderful afternoon making coil pots based on Ancient Greek designs. We found it a challenge to hand build our pots so that the rolled coils were even and balanced. Once they are dry we are going to paint them with terracotta and black paint. Well done Owls! I can’t wait to see […]
Year 2 have never ventured as far as the art room in our school. They had aching legs by the time they reached the top of the school and were excited to see the tops of the trees, the tops of Amesbury and Durrington Tower and the big wheel.
It’s a great studio as there is […]
In year 3, every pupil gets a brand new sketch book which they keep throughout the juniors to use in their art lessons.
It is for ideas, sketching, learning skills, painting, collage and experimenting with concepts and techniques.
Well the year 3 classes were thrilled to get theirs last week and everyone did an amazing pencil sketch. […]
I have really noticed during lockdown how loudly the birds are singing. Without all the noise of the traffic they can hear each other and have proper conversations.
This got me thinking about making and drawing birds as an art activity. A really easy bird to draw is one using your hand as a template. I […]
I hope you are all taking the time to make some art, it’s amazing how good it makes you feel and how the minutes and the hours slip by when you are absorbed in making something.
Today we are going to start off making patterns. It’s such an important part of drawing to practise making […]
How are you all? I hope you have enjoyed the sunny weather over half term and did lots of nice things like exercise and reading. Today we are going to look at making paper cuts. These are great to improve our scissor skills and you can make your work as simple or as complicated […]