This term year 1 have been experimenting with different materials. They spent several weeks creating lots of different papers using wax resist, poster paints and printing. They then had to cut squares and rectangles out of their paper to create fields which were used to create a farm scene. Finally they had to draw a farmhouse and do some other drawings of their choice to complete them. As you can see, they were very proud of their work!
This term the children have been creating artwork all about fireworks. They looked at using a variety of techniques such as printing using kitchen rolls, using pastels on black paper and using photos of themselves to add into the pictures. They also investigated different ways of creating reflections. Once they had learnt all the techniques they then created illustrations for the acrostic poems that they had written in their literacy lessons, using their own choice of materials. They typed up their poems, printed them onto acetate and then looked at different compositions.
Ash Class have been learning about ‘Animals’ this term and as part of their artwork were challenged to think about being ‘Art Rebels’ for a competition that we are entering. We looked at the work of digital artist Arne Fredriksen who creates art by joining two photos of different animals together.
We looked at some pictures of animals and designed some hybrid animals of our own. We had a ‘Drabbit’ (a cross between a deer and a rabbit), a ‘Cowl’ (a cat and an owl), an ‘Owlat’ (an owl and a cat) and a ‘Chabbit’ (a rabbit and a chick) as well as many other interesting names!
The children then created large oil pastel drawings of their animals. Finally they were challenged to use their knowledge of complementary colours to create backgrounds which would make their animals stand out. We think you’ll agree that they did a very good job!
This term the children have been reading The Emperor’s New Clothes. We decided to base our art around this story and looked at creating our own fabric by weaving wool. First we had to paint a paper plate. We looked at a colour wheel to help us to choose the colours and some of us added patterns onto our plates afterwards. The following lesson we started our weaving. We had to concentrate really hard on this as it was quite tricky remembering to go over and under the wool.
Once we had completed our weaving, we were given a challenge to design some new clothes for an emperor or empress. We photocopied our weaving and used this as part of our designs. Finally, we had to create a real dress on a mannequin! We photocopied our weaving and stuck lots of the plates together to make the skirt part and then we had to carefully weave strips of our work into the mannequin to make the bodice. Luckily, we were very good at weaving by this point so we didn’t even need any help!
As our work is so incredible it is soon going to be displayed at Shepway Library for the public to see! Well done to all the future fashion designers in Ash Class!