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Westglade Primary School

Westglade Primary School

Grow, discover & blossom

School Values

  • Resilience
  • Creativity
  • Kindness
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Honesty



At Westglade art is very important - not only do we really enjoy taking part in art and developing our skills; but we also love to look at it on display around our school. We have 3 art weeks throughout the year where we can dedicate as much time to art as we like in order to practise the key skills needed and to learn more about an artist. The theme of each art week is different so in the past we have done specific artists, sculpture, mixed media, portraits and natural art.

Autumn 2020 - art week

Our first art week of this school year is inspired by Kara Walker. She is an American black artist, who uses story telling in her artwork, along with silhouettes to highlight the issues in life she feels strongly about. We have found out many things about her life and her artwork and have tried to use her style to create our own artwork that tells a story in some way.

These are some examples of the amazing artwork that was produced in our art theme week and we are really proud of our work. Take a look by clicking on the videos showing our photos - what can you find out about Kara Walker and the stories we have told?

Our Kara Walker Inspired Artwork - Caterpillars F2

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Squirrels Year 3

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Lynxes Year 4

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Otters and Hawks Year 5

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Spring 2020 - art week

Our second art week is inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe. We will be finding out lots about her and her artwork. We will be continuing to develop drawing techniques and innovating her pieces. 

Art week Autumn 2019
This year our first art week is themed around the work of Andy Warhol. We will be developing our drawing and sketching skills, and applying these to develop our knowledge of printing techniques. Alongside this we will find out a bit about Warhol and his work.
Art 2018-19

Spring art week - Andy Goldsworthy

This art week was themed around the sculptures of Andy Goldsworthy. A lot of year groups found out about Goldsworthy in their shared reading sessions first. We are very lucky to have so much outdoor space and so many trees - this was a perfect way for lots of year groups to explore natural materials first. Each class then got to spend time in the hall with photographs of his sculptures and use a variety of resources (shells, stones, leaves, feathers, sticks) to replicate a sculpture and then create their own. Photographs were then taken before each sculpture was dismantled. 

Autumn art week - Hundertwasser

We started this year with a school wide art project based on Hundertwasser's work. We used pictures like this one for inspiration...


We then created a wonderful gallery within our KS2 hall...



We also love to fill our classrooms with our wonderful work - here are some of the displays we have (September 2018)



If you would like to practise art at home that would be fantastic - and so much fun! We always love to see pictures of your art of the actual work itself. For inspiration pinterest is fantastic - you could create art around your current learning challenge topic perhaps. YouTube also has some fantastic tutorials to help improve your skills, such as this one for drawing:

How To Draw A Boy And A Girl

Find out more about our Curriculum & Assessment as a whole on the following internal link: