As part of our history topic about toys, we learned about the Victorian toy called a ‘Thaumatrope’. This was a popular toy, made from a disc or card with a picture on each side and attached to two pieces of string. They were used by twirling the two discs around quickly to animate the pictures.
We made our own Thaumatropes and really enjoyed testing them out!
Here are some of our toys.
Y3D have thoroughly enjoyed looking into to work of Kandinsky and creating their own version with a valentines day theme. We enjoyed listening to some instrumental romantic music to help us relax and work our magic!
Take a look at our masterpieces!
Can you spot your Beauty and the Beast drawing? Some excellent drawings from our school have been chosen to feature in the pop up art gallery at the Customs House.
All of the children have worked together to recreate the Christmas story and have retold the story in their own words. The children have been very proud of their work that has been showcased and displayed around school.
Armedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) was an Italian artist. He is famous for painting his self-portraits and portraits with long, slender necks and faces. We have been inspired by his works of art.
Salvador Dali, a well-known Spanish surrealist painter, was our artist of choice on Art Day. We read about his life, looked at his most popular works of art, and tried to work out the symbolism and meaning in his paintings. One of his paintings, ‘Los Elefantes’, showed the elephants having extremely long, thin legs, attached to regular shaped bodies. Very surreal!
Our own pastel and felt tip designs had a bird theme because we had been to Washington Wetlands on a visit, and were making information booklets about birds in Literacy.
The results were impressive, and we had a lovely day.
In Y4S today, we have been celebrating Art day.
We focused on a very unusual painter called Salvador Dali and in particular we looked at one of his famous pieces of work ‘The Elephant’. As our new topic in Literacy is ‘ Endangered Birds’, we decided to take Dali’s work ‘ The Elephant’ and make it our own by making a bird version.
The children designed their drawing and then presented it on card and on a canvas. We also carried out research on Salvador Dali to find out about his other art work and his life.
Fantastic art work today 4S, Well done!
The French artist Matisse was the inspiration for the Year 6 pupils during their Henri Matisse topic.
We have some very talented pupils in Year 6!
On Friday the 1st of July, Year 5 had their art day. We looked at the life, art and style of Vincent Van Gogh.
He is considered one of the greatest painters of all time, but only sold 1 piece of art while he lived.
We learned about his life, before planning and sketching our own versions of Starry Night.
“The Starry Night” – Painted in 1889.
To design our own versions of Starry Night, we wanted to included the night sky, similar to Van Gogh, but we wanted to include local landmarks infront of the sky. We decided on some of the following landmarks: Penshaw Monument, Tyne Bridge, Arbeia, Angel of the North and Souter Lighthouse.
First we sketched them and tried to recreate the swirly sky in our art books with both pencils and felt pens, before recreating them on a canvas with paint.
We also tried to recreate his style when doing our own self-portraits and used the internet to find information about him on the internet to create a fact booklet about Vincent.
For a piece of art to be considered Vincent Van Gogh, it must have to following:
- Brushstrokes bend, whirl and zig-zag
- Feel movement and feel colour
- Make you feel emotions or moods when you study it, such as saf, scared, tired or happy.
- It must have a single word ‘VIncent’ written in cursive on the painting
How did we do?
Mexican artists like Frida Kahlo have influenced the art work produced by Year 2 pupils during their ‘Mexico’ topic.