All children are encouraged to develop their artistic creativity while learning new skills, often within the context of their topic work. Throughout the school, an awareness of colour, shape, texture, line and shade is developed alongside the broad themes of drawing, painting, collage, printing, 3D work and textiles which create lots of opportunities for our children to express their ideas visually. All children will be given the opportunity, at their own level, to evaluate their own work and see their art work on display in their classroom. The study of a wide range of artists, craftspeople and designers complements their work to encourage an understanding of artists found in the local and wider community.
In Class 3, we looked at what we mean in art by a collage and looked at some effective examples featuring a variety of different textures, patterns and colours. We used what we had learnt to create our own different patterns using paints, chalks, pastels and pens and then we cut these up into different strips. Finally, we chose an animal that we wanted to focus on and created eyes and noses to attach onto our collage along with some finishing touches to make the artwork come alive. We were really proud of what we achieved and surprised at how realistic they looked as well.