Art Week - Autumn
Here at St Matthew's we have a whole week dedicated to completing our Art topic for the term. Have a look at what each year group got up to.
Year 1 - Nature Sculptures
The children will have the opportunity to learn about different kinds of nature sculptures and explore the work of Andy Goldsworthy and other environmental artists. Children will use natural materials to master skills in; model making, observational drawing, collecting material, ephemeral land art and group sculpture building. The final piece will be a multimedia collage which brings together and celebrates their work.
Year 2 - Portraits
Children will learn about portraits, and the use of different materials and techniques when making their own. They will also have the opportunity to explore the work of Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol, and create artwork inspired by them.
Year 3 - Autumn
Children will learn how to use pencil, colour, paint, print, collage and paper to create quality art work that shows progression in skills. They will have the opportunity to explore the work of several paintings of Autumn scenes, also works by Matisse and by Cezanne.
Year 4 - Insects
Children will learn how to use pencil, colour, mosaic design, puppet making and sculpture to create quality artwork that shows progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of a range of ‘Insect’ artists, in particular, Louise Bourgeois and Jennifer Angus.
Year 5 - South and Central America
Children will learn use skills involved in sculpture, college, drawing and textiles to make; clay monkeys, picture puzzles using symbols, dream catchers, draw an important person and make a traditional drum. They will also have the opportunity to explore the work of South American artists Frida Khalo, Joaquin Torres Garcia, Leonora Carrington, Diego Rivera, Beatriz Milhazes and Carlos Paez Vilaro.
Year 6 - Ancient Egypt
Children will use a pencil, pen and charcoal to sketch portraits that they will then make out of clay and model in paper and papier mache the quality art work will show the progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of Leger, Hockney and a photograph taken by Man Ray.
Art Week - Spring
During the Spring term each class had an entire week dedicated to completing their art projects. Find out what each year group made.
Year 1 - Colour Chaos
Children will learn how to choose, use and mix their own colours to create quality art work. They will have the opportunity to explore the life and work of six key abstract artists (Such as Jackson Pollock) and, working primarily in paint, to create pieces in a range of abstract styles.
Year 2 - Let's Sculpt
Children will be introduced to six sculptors: Marc Quinn, Michelle Reader, Barbara Hepworth, Jill Townsley, Brendan Jamison, and Eva Rothschild. They will make their own sculptures using a range of unusual materials: bread, recycled materials, boxes, plastic spoons, sugar cubes, and marshmallows. Children will learn about figurative and abstract sculptures, and think about shapes and materials.
Year 3 - European Art and Artists
Children will study how to draw broken buildings, paint on the ceiling, create abstract ‘cut ups’, make shape houses, draw with a rubber, make paper hats and make moustaches to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. They will also explore the work of European artists Anselm Kiefer, Michelangelo, Salvador Dali and Rembrandt, architect Le Corbusier and designer Coco Chanel.
Year 4 - British Art
Children will understand how to use a range of media for making portraits.
They will discover how to make ‘sensory’ boxes, create abstract ‘cut ups’, tell stories in pictures and write memory postcards to create quality artwork that shows progression in skills. They will also have the opportunity to explore the work of British artists Thomas Gainsborough, Lucian Freud, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Paula Rego and Sonia Boyce.
Year 5 - Plants and Flower
Children will learn about how to use pencil, colour, Hapa Zome printing, sculpture and paper modelling to create quality art work that shows progression in their drawing, printing and sculpture skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of India Flint, Alexander Calder, David Oliveira and Henri Rousseau.
Year 6 - The Seaside
Children will demonstrate a wide variety of skills including; drawing using pen and colour, printing and weaving to make lanterns. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of ‘The Seaside’ artists Alfred Wallis and Hokusai.