Art Week 2020
In Year 2 we are looking the Victorian Artist, Augustin Edouart.
He moved to England from France and became famous for creating portrait silhouettes. We have been working to create our own pieces in his style - but with a modern twist, using the influences of Cecily Brown.
We started by looking at some of Edouart's pictures and discussing what we thought. We had to use the conjunction 'because' to explain why we liked or didn't like each picture. We then spent some time practising our cutting skills, to help us get ready to create our own portraits. We then designed our own silhouettes using inspiration from Edouart, before drawing our final design on sugar paper and cutting it out.
We learnt how to use primary colours (red, blue and yellow) to make the secondary colours (green, purple and orange). By adding white and black paint, we were also able to make tints (paler) and tones (darker) versions of the colours. We used these colours to create a modern background in the style of Cecily Brown. Once it had dried we stuck our silhouettes on!
As part of our work around Remembrance Day we created some poppy art using different mediums. We used sketching pencils, colouring pencils, felt tip pens and paint to create different affects. Here are some of our finished poppies...
As part of our history topic about the Victorians we have been learning how to make collages, and then use this to create a collage of Queen Victoria.
First we looked at some collages and thought about what we liked and disliked about them. Then we experimented with different types of paper. Finally we used an outline to complete our own collages!
William Morris Inspired Art
Throughout Spring term we have been learning about the Victorian artist William Morris. He was an artist inspired by nature and used repeating patterns and symmetry in his work.
Whilst learning at home and in school we created some repeating patterns in his style and our own printed pieces of art. We have created a display in school to show off our brilliant work!
Healthy Living Pizzas (Science)
As part of our science topic we designed made and evaluated healthy pizzas. Find out more and see some pictures on our science page here.