Welcome to our Art Room page!
My name is Mrs Holland and I am the art teacher here at Churchfields Primary School. All of our children from our Nursery Class right through to year 6 all have weekly art lessons covering a wide variety of skills and activities.
What we are learning
It’s an exciting time in the art room…all of the year groups have been, or are about to start, studying the American artist Alexander Calder. Although he is well known for his wonderful mobiles (some of which can be seen in the Tate Modern), during the period from 1926-1931 Calder created his own model circus primarily from wire, cork and fabric. He packed his circus into 5 suitcases and travelled round America and Europe ‘performing’ his circus at different venues. The models that he created are now on display at the Witney Museum in New York but there are many wonderful video clips of his performances on YouTube. The children have watched some of these are now creating their own artwork inspired by what they have seen. These will range from clown paintings in reception to moving characters designed and made by the pupils in year 6. Watch out for the displays that will be appearing around the school.
We are coming towards the completion of our ‘My Creative School’ project and would like to thank all those parents and carers that took part following our recent parent evenings. We will include an article in the weekly newsletter when our final product has arrived and explain how we will be using it throughout the school.
Cherry class will soon be starting a project with Architecture For All and will be meeting and working with two other local community groups. This will be culminating in an event in Crystal Palace Park at the beginning of July – look out for further information closer to the time.
This half term our after school arts and craft club will be open for pupils from Year 1 and 2. Held after school on a Monday evening from 3.20pm until 4.20pm, it is run by myself together with Mrs Pinniger. If you child is interested in taking part please contact Ms Dyrka in the school office for details and an application form. The first session will be on April 23rd.