Sunday, 14 December 2014

Merry merry christmas

With only a few days left we have frantically finished off paper mâché models and I've opened the last kiln load for the year.

It's been as usual a busy year with lots of creativity!

I have sent home the kids visual diaries with suggestions for drawing activities to keep their drawing eye in over the holidays. 

Wishing you all a lovely relaxing fun filled summer holiday!
This yellow bird looks like how I feel - with my eyes spinning as I try to clean up our school art studio! ;)

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Aurora Borialis

One of my year 7classes get a little extra time to allow their classroom teacher time to do extra duties with ICT. Because of this they have got ahead of the other kids. I like to make sure I support their classroom learning in this time so this week we used it to explore the Aurora Borialis to link in with their research of natural environmental features and landscapes.
First of all we had a short discussion to concidering what medium would be best to create the swirling colourful lights. They suggested watercolour and pastels. As we had done a lot of watercolour work I decided that chalky pastels would be the one we would use.
The next step was to explore the medium in their visual diaries and then share their results with each other through a 'studio walk'
when they were ready they used the pastels on black paper to create their Aurora Borialis designs. Once they were happy with their background they created an silhouette of the arctic habitat to glue along the front. 
I think the results are pretty amazing! Don't you?

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

wild energetic colourful pieces

These art works are some of the figures in motion that the yr6/7 kids have been working on and finally finishing off.

And some Fauve inspired landscapes done using chalky pastels.