We love learning about art and artists at St James'.
Since January 2017, all of our children have been learning about different artists and art forms! They have all been creative and made their own pictures, paintings, collages, 3D structures and more!
Year 1 - Printing and Patterns
In year 1, the children have been looking at famous artists such as Andy Gauldsworthy. The children have designed their own print and then, using a clay tile and a potato, created their own repeating pattern!
Year 2 - Inspired by Matisse
In year 2, the children have been studying the work of Matisse. They have created their own collages, and also used apps such as Pic Collage on the iPad's to create their own collages.
Year 3 - Picture Me! - Portraits
In year 3, the children have been focusing on portraits and different artists that have used portraits in their work. They have looked at Monet, Picasso, Leonardo Da Vinci and Andy Warholl. They have had great fun looking at the famous Mona Lisa and much more!
Year 4 - Landscapes
In year 4, the children have been looking at Landscapes and the different things to consider when sketching and painting a landscape. They have Looked at David Hockney's work and how his work is quite abstract. They have learnt how to create height and texture in their painting by changing the shade of the colour. They went to King George's Park to sketch a landscape, which they then used for their final painting.
Year 5 - The Fighting Temeraire
In year 5, the children have been learning about the painting 'The Fighting Temeraire' painted by JMW Turner in 1839. They have created a 3D model of a boat, created a class collage of the painting, and also went to meet a local artist, Chris Cyprus and used his style of work to paint the Fighting Temeraire.
Year 6 - Picasso and other abstract artists
In year 6, the children have been looking at a variety of abstract artists such as, Picasso, Kandinsky and many others. They have learnt about the different styles and media that the artists use, and interpreted this to create their own pictures.