Art at Mosaic
This Art Star is for Millie in Barley Aleph for creating a fabulous picture of a patterned elephant inspired by the Jaipur Elephant Festival. Millie incorporated lots of organic shapes in her elephant along with bright and bold colours. Well done!
This Art Star is for Samuel in Date Aleph for a stunning collage. Samuel managed to create a face that emphasises individual elements making great choices of using heavy black lines and colourful geometric patterns. Great Job!
Reception are learning about our Amazing World. In art this term, we focus on developing a wide range of art and design techniques including using pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space.
Clothes around the world
The children looked at different patterns that can be found on clothes and learnt special words to describe them such as: flowery, stripy, multicoloured, pleated and plain. Once they were able to recognise different patterns, they created beautiful washing lines with colourful designs.
Year 1 are taking an exciting journey through the world of Indigenous Australian art. First, the children were introduced to the technique of cross-hatching, then they learnt how to use line and colour to create pictures inspired by " The First Sunrise" Indigenous Australian Dreamtime story.
Year 2 have been looking at the life and works of Henri Rousseau. The children have learnt about his life as an artist and the different aspects which influenced his artwork. The children looked at the different techniques and skills such as observational drawings on plants and use of shapes in animal drawings, to mimic his work themselves. After exploring several of Rousseau's paintings, the Year 2 classes created their own Rousseau inspired jungle pictures.
Year 3's topic for this half term is Ghana and the children have fully immersed themselve into all areas of the topic, inlcuding art. For the past two weeks, we have been exploring the colours and patterns of the African landscape and native tribes including Ghanian kente cloth weaving. The children set about creating their own kente cloth designs, which we were all very impressed by.
Year 4 are exploring and learning about water and, in this art project, they focused on colour value and patterns. The students had to create many different values of blue to represent seawater and add interesting patterns for texture and movement.
Year 4 students studied landscape paintings through discussions about the artwork of David Hockney. He is one of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century. Hockney's landscapes have an unusual mixture of colours and textures.
We used his artwork as an inspiration to create our imaginary landscapes. Our main focus was on complementary colours for a strong contrast and texture techniques.
Year 5 in art looked at the female artist called Georgia O'Keeffe and explored her fascination for flowers. The students took some inspiration from the artist and created large scale flowers. We used viewfinders to help us find the most interesting part of the flower. Students used different mediums available at home to draw and colour their flowers.
The extension for this art project was a STEM experiment to create a flower that reacts in water. Students learnt how to make a flower that will move and blossom in water. They observed closely and tried to explain what happens to the paper once in the water. Here are the shots from their videos.
Students in Year 6 explored, in-depth, the work of official war artist, Paul Nash. They found out about Nash’s experiences of war, and how they influenced the artwork he created. In their independent work, children recreated one of Nash’s artworks to show what the landscape might have looked like prior to the war.
In this project, the children studied one of the most important picture ever taken during the WW2 called Saint Paul's Survives. It was taken on the 30th of December in 1940 by the photographer Herbert Mason during the Blitz. The children tried to recreate this photograph by making their own stencils and drawing with chalk.
Year 6 have been learning about space in Sciecne. In the art room, we have embarked upon a design technology project based on NASA's moon buggies. We looked at different designs, considered materials, pondered functionality and wondered what a moon buggy of the future would look like. After creating sketchbook pages displaying our research and initial designs, we worked on adding some mechanical features, such as; an axel and rubbers to source potential energy.
The students had to go through many stages and obstacles to put the buggy together and had som time to evaluate their work by testing the speed of the buggy and its general performance.