Throughout the school corridors the theme for displays is ‘Winter Art’. It is wonderful how each year group worked with this theme to explore mediums, styles, skills, techniques and famous artists in a variety of ways.
Early years created worked linked to Winter Festivals. The children talked about their experiences of seeing fireworks in the dark sky. Paint and different tools were used in various ways to create a firework effect.
Nursey children create Diva lamps from paper plates to celebrate the Hindu Festival of Diwali. The children learnt how this is also known as the Festival of light. The Reception classes made their own Diva lamps from salt dough. The dough was left to dry and then painted with bright colours.
Year 1 created a whimsical woodland. The children worked with the colour blue. Using black or white paint to lighten or darken the blue the children were able to create various shades. The blues were then blended to create a wintery background. Black silhouettes of various shaped trees were painted onto the blues to create a wintery image.
Year 2 have been taking time to observe the different things they see on a walk. The children discussed what the scenery would look like in the different seasons.
The children read and learnt the poem ‘Winter eyes’ by Douglas Florian. They took inspiration from this poem which helped them to create their very own winter scenes.
Year 3 looked at the style and work of the artist Wieslaw Sadurski. They created their own interpretations of his work using a similar style to create a sky then added silhouettes of winter trees.
Year 4 took inspiration from a number of Claude Monet’s winter paintings. Using different mediums, techniques and colours the classes created work in the style of Monet’s winter scenes.
Year 5 learnt how to combine materials to create a winter theme stamp. The children discussed different techniques that could be used for the backgrounds such as dabbing, strokes and dots. Stampers were then used to place images in the foreground.
Year 6 wrote their own winter themed Haikus and Tankas. They thought carefully about language features such as metaphors, similes and personification to create powerful imagery. The children then created artwork to illustrate their poetry.