This week our topic has been art. We are currently looking at and appreciating the works of Vincent Wan Gogh. Whilst using different coloured pencils to get different tones we used Starry Night painting for our inspiration. Whilst colouring we listened to the soft voice of Don McClean singing Starry Starry Night about the life of Vincent Van Gogh.
The Puffins have really got stuck into their art lesson this afternoon. Whilst listening to calm African music as they selected the correct thin or thick paintbrushes to paint an African picture.
We are now finishing our pirate art topic and today discussed the famous pirate artist Howard Pyle. We then moved on to selecting the correct paintbrush to water colour one of his paintings.
We have all worked very hard this week on pirate art including making collages, analysing famous pirate art and creating our own pirate flags using famous flags as inspirations.
Today in art the Puffins have been learning how to mix primary colours to make secondary colours. Once this was mastered and the correct colour palette was made we all had fun applying them to a copy of the artist Kandinsky painting Concentric Circles.
Puffins class have been exploring sculptures today in Art as part of our all about me topic. We then made our own sculptures using straws and masking tape.
Continuing our fantastic Arts Week on Georgia O’Keeffe the Puffins have been working together on a mural piece using Georgia O’Keeffe lily paintings. They have also done some watercolour paintings of lilies and created their own flowers using pipe cleaners all ready to be part of the art exhibit tomorrow.
As part of Arts Week, Year 1 Puffins have today been using digital media to add affects on our focus artist Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawing.
The children used a website called Pop Art Studio to add various effects to a flower drawing by Georgia O’Keeffe.
The children learned quickly how easily and quickly effects can be applied to an image.
Here are some examples of children’s work.
Wow! A colourful start to Arts week. Today the children have learnt about our focus artist Georgia O’Keeffe, a fabulous still life painter who loved to painter landscapes and flowers. The children created their own version of a lily using tissue paper.
This week in Art, Puffins class have been focusing on self-portraits. We have finished off drawing one side of a photo using different coloured pencils to give different tones. Today we have used dot painting over a photo of themselves to show what different effects they can give to a plain image.