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Curious about paint textures

This term we have used a variety of painting techniques to create different effects. We experimented with a many paint tools such as stamps, stencils, scrapers, and brushes to see what kinds of effects we could create with acrylic paint. Acrylic paint is thick so we were able to use it in many different ways to create all sorts of visual effects. When our paint dried we used our paper to make some amazing paper sculptures by cutting it into twirls and then making different shapes with it. do you like what we came up with?

Curious about paint effects.

This term we have been exploring different ways to use paint. To begin with we had to come up with ideas for our pictures that we could make by blowing paint. Many of the ideas were really clever, people drew Volcanos, rain, comets, and rockets. Once we had drawn out pictures we coloured them using oil pastels and then used paint and straws to create the blowing effects. To finish them off we used markers to draw around the contours of the paint to create the feeling of movement. We hope you enjoy our work.

Specialist showcase- Artrooms

We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.

Curious about paint effects

This term we have been curious about making different effects with paint. We tried blowing it, spinning it, pouring it and scraping it.

The art works below are made using a salad spinner. We made predictions about what would happen when we put the ink in the spinner and then gave it a spin. We think the effects are amazing.

When we finished spinning our work we used markers to draw contour lines around the shapes that the spinner had made. The ink made swirling shapes and patterns and even mixed together to make new colours. We hope you enjoy our work.

Survival- What do animals need to survive?

In Art we have been busy exploring what  different animals need to survive. We began our artwork by choosing an animal to explore and investigated what they need to survive.  We then drew a  black silhouette of the animal and created a collage out of recycled paper to create the  colours of the animals habitat. We used black paper to cut out all the things in the animals environment and put it altogether with glue. What do you think of our collage techniques?

identity- Self portraits

In term 1 we explored our personal identity by drawing portraits of ourselves. Some of the greatest artists in the world like Van Gogh drew and painted portraits of themselves to express their feelings.

We learnt that we are all different and how we look is a part of our identity. We also learnt that our faces can help other tell how we are feeling. We hop you like them. Can you guess who we are?

Our personal identity

In year 2 Art we have been very busy thinking about our identities. We started our exploration by writing down all of the things we like and the things that make us different. We then used an identity grid to draw pictures about ourselves and the things we like. We discovered that we all have different interests and that this is part of what makes us different, but also the same as others in our class. we used Coloured pencils to improve our drawing skills and and created these amazing identity grids to share with you. Can you tell what I like?

Changes in life cycles

We have been making artworks that explore the changes of a caterpillars life cycle. These are the caterpillars on a leaf we made. Next we will be making cocoons with wool and then 3D butterflies.

We made the leaves using watercolour paint and paper, then we cut them out and glued our pom poms on to make the caterpillar. We think they are beautiful, let us know what you think.

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