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.
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.
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...
ART AT HOME
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: