Art at Priestsic
At Priestsic, we develop children’s skills by recording what they have experienced and imagined. We do this using a range of materials, whilst looking at various artists linked to our Learning Challenge Topics. Our Learning Challenge curriculum allows Art to be taught alongside Maths, English and other foundation subjects by incorporating cross curricular topics.
This half term, we have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy who creates sculptures from natural materials in the places he finds them. On our trip to Sherwood Forest we created our own pieces inspired by him!
Year 1 had fun in Art creating Victorian wallpaper in the style of William Morris using polystyrene tiles and printing technique.
Year 1 used a variety of media to create self-portraits.
Art in Rainbow Time
During Rainbow Time, Miss Carter has worked with children throughout the school studying Kandinsky and choosing one of his pieces of work to recreate. They have recreated the art in different materials such as pencils, pastels and paints, while learning different techniques for using these materials.
Year 6 Art
Year 6 have been looking at artwork from South and Central America - in line with their current topic The Maya Civilisation. They have been finding out about Joaquin Torres Garcia. Torres Garcia was famous for using symbols in his artworks. He made toys, paintings and sculptures. His biggest influences were the artist, Mondrian and ancient people such as the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Ancient people used symbols to tell stories and record information. Torres Garcia used this as a way of communicating his ideas too. He preferred earthy colours and used symbols from music, religion, horoscopes, traffic, technology and ancient cultures. Our children have been recreating a piece of work created by Garcia that was hugely influenced by Mondrian. They have made their artwork personal to them by creating their own symbols for things that are important to them. Watch this space for our finished masterpieces.