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Our study of the famous artist Henry Rousseau lead to our beautiful collage and pastel work on the jungle.

We worked collaboratively to make a rainforest kingfisher from block print feathers as part of our Rainforest topic. The end result was beautiful 🤩

We enjoyed using clay to make our own Greek Pots. We made a pressed clay base then used coils to shape our pots.

We had a visiting artist in school. Bee told us all about how she started, what skills she’s learnt along the way and shared lots of her work with us. We were all so inspired and thoroughly enjoyed working on one of her line drawings she left us.

Harvest art with year 1 and 2. Such attention to detail!

Chaffinch Class were investigating sculptures using different materials. They enjoyed constructing scarecrow sculptures.

Goldfinch Class were closely observing plants and flowers before experimenting with oil pastels in bold colour choice. We were thinking about selecting complimentary or contrasting colours. Our results were really impressive.

The Northern Lights - we've worked in chalks to create these masterpieces. This is our first try! We will have another go next week and see if we can improve our technique.

Goldfinch: multimedia work with pencil and watercolour as part of our mountain study.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo Inspired Art Day

We have been fascinated by cave artists in Goldfinch this term. Stone age people used natural straws and hollow grass to blow earth, blood and natural dyes onto their hands. We used paint and spray bottles. Art history!

Rousseau-inspired rainforest art. We blended colours and experimented with shape before assembling our collages.

Block printing and experimenting with colour:

Observational drawing with a focus on scale, shape and colour. We chose pencil, pastel or mixed media.

Outdoor art and wellbeing lesson - Andy Goldsworthy style