Welcome to our Art Room page!
Welcome to another year of fantastic art at Churchfields! My name is Mrs Holland and I am fortunate enough to be the full time art teacher here at the school.
What we are learning
Although the Spring term is one of the shortest we are planning to pack a lot of work into our art lessons!
Both our Reception and Year 1 pupils will be looking at different types of puppets and using them to see how they work. Reception will be making simple Alien and Dinosaur finger puppets to fit in with their class topics this term. Year one will be investigating the construction and materials used in range of puppets before designing and sewing their own felt hand puppets.
In Year 2 we will be looking at some simple forms of printing techniques including impress, monoprint and two colour printing.
Our Year 3 pupils will be building on the skills they learnt last year and investigating and using new printing techniques. This will include them making their own printing blocks.
To tie in with their class topic of rivers, year 4 pupils will be looking at examples of artworks that feature water. They will be experimenting with different techniques and producing their own water themed artwork. On the 23rd January they are being visited by an artist from the Courtauld Gallery who will be working with them for half a day on artwork based on the theme of Impressionism and Rivers.
In Year 5 our pupils will be learning how to screen print artwork. They will be designing and creating their own stencils, working collaboratively and independently and producing both negative and positive prints.
Year 6 will start by investigating how to create perspective in their drawings. To tie in with their class topic of WW2, they will then study the series of drawings by Henry Moore depicting Londoners sheltering from the Blitz in the underground station before creating their own artwork using their new drawing skills.
We plan to arrange art based trips for every class this year and information for these will be following as they are booked in.
As always last year we were all incredibly impressed by the range of amazing artwork that the pupils produced and the confidence and creativity that they brought to their work. We would need a whole new website to be able to show pictures of all of their brilliant work so I have selected just one item that was created by two of our last Year 6 pupils, Kyra and Ava, …Barbara the Dancing Bear.
Barbara was made from a length of wire, foam peanuts, wadding, fabric, fur fabric, silk clay and black buttons. She was mounted onto a small box with a simple mechanism that allows her to spin around to a piece of ballet music taped on a recorder set into the base of the box.
This was an excellent example of imagination, creativity, determination, problem solving and hard work and we were all quite blown away with their finished piece!
Barbara now lives in the art room and would be happy to see visitors so if you are in the school and would like to meet her please let me know.