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
This term we will have a lot of amazing sculptures appearing around the school.
Our Year 4 classes are currently working on clay water lilies, inspired by those painted by Monet. They are working on refining their painting techniques as they decorate them and they are looking beautiful.
Year 3 are starting to learn about American artists Dale Chihualy who works in the field of glass blowing. Some of his beautiful sculptures can currently be seen at Kew Gardens. Although we will not be glass blowing we will be using his work as inspiration! Look out for some colourful displays outside.
Year 5 have been remodelling old shoes using modelling materials and modroc. Their designs have been incredibly imaginative and we cannot wait to see the finished results.
Reception and Year 2 are investigating new techniques for printing. These are always fun filled lessons with colourful and surprising results. Our year 1 classes are finishing off their hand puppets which they have designed and sewn themselves. These will on display outside the Year one classroom so please do look out for them if you are visiting the school. They have come up with a huge range of characters and ideas and the finished puppets are amazing.
For their final term at Churchfields, our Year 6 pupils are working on a project based on the artist Keith Haring. It is quite an ambitious undertaking and if all goes to plan they will be leaving an artwork at the school that will be enjoyed for many future pupils. Watch this space…..!
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.