Our new Sandgate Primary Art Exhibition Space is up in the main corridor, leading off from the School Reception area and it looks amazing already! The idea of the ‘space’ is to celebrate a range of the finished art that children have enjoyed taking part in around the school from Foundation stage to Year 6. We will be regularly updating this area and displaying new new art work; including ceramics, sewing, sculpture, felt art, drawings, paintings, etchings and other inspiring creations.
Each child whose 2D works have been chosen has written a little about the drawings and paintings they have produced, describing what inspired them, which artist influenced their work and what skills they were developing and so on. These descriptions have been typed up and are displayed next to each art work.
We know you will enjoy viewing these. With Parents’ evenings approaching, this is an ideal for time for you to enjoy viewing this sample of the wonderfully imaginative work the children have recently created. We congratulate the children whose works have been chosen for the first exhibition:
Isaac (Armadillos), Scarlett (Wolves), Niamh (Meerkats), Tom (Monkeys), Ryan (Wolves), Ethan (Armadillos), Nyla (Giraffes),
Theo (Armadillos), Molly (Koalas), Eve (Kangaroos), Peter (Giraffes), Ali (Armadillos), Issi (Armadillos), Victoria (Rhinos),
Garrett (Rhinos), Elliot (Wolves), Alannah (Wolves), Praveen (Meerkats), Juliet (Monkeys), Amelia (Monkeys).
A couple of examples of what our resident artists have said about the inspirations for their art pieces:
‘I used shading, smudging and observation skills. I was inspired by WW2 and we used charcoal because of the black out.’(Isaac)
‘It was really difficult to make a white piece of paper so dark, it took a lot of hard work. It took a lot of patience to make my picture in the style used by Paul Nash.’ (Alannah)
To celebrate Science Week 2017 we have been experimenting and thinking about the focus theme of ‘Change’. We observed and investigated what happened when we mixed and added things to liquids. Look below to see what happened!
You can try these at home. A booklet with all of the instructions will be coming home with you soon!
Thank you to our Lead Scientists this week!
…with Mrs Miller.
The children are really enjoying their art classes with Mrs Miller this term. They are looking at the artist Vincent Van Gogh and his preliminary sketches for his painting ‘Starry Night’.
This week, the children have been trying to identify each element of the sketch amongst the business of the picture.
Here’s some of their sketches so far…