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Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

01282 429108

‘Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus [who is] sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.’ Hebrews 12: 1 – 2

ART & DESIGN

" Art is not what you see

but what you make others see."

 

Statement of Intent Art and Design: 

At Christ the King, we believe that it is our role to develop children’s experience of art, craft and design through an inspirational, creative and an engaging curriculum. Art and Design provides the children with the opportunities to develop and extend skills and an opportunity to express their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences and enables children of all abilities to communicate what they see, feel and think through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. As the children progress through our curriculum, we will continually provide them with the opportunity to critically evaluate and analyse artwork, form opinions and encourage them to use artistic language in discussions. Our Art and Design curriculum encourages children to be critical thinkers with a solid understanding by knowing how Art and Design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Art and Design at Christ the King 

YEAR 3, AUTUMN TERM 1: CAVE PAINTINGS

 

Contextual Study

This half term Y3 looked at cave paintings; for our final piece of work, we collaborated to produce a 'cave wall' inspired by recent archeological discoveries. We started with a case study of the Lascaux caves and thinking about what we noticed. We realised that certain animals and stick figures were shown frequently and these were often repeated in different sizes.

Developing Skills

As we progressed, we experimented using different media in different ways to produce variations in shade and tone. We made some plans and recorded our ideas in preparation for our final collaboration of a 'cave wall'. We also experimented with enlarging images to scale.

Final Outcome

 All of these skills helped us with our cave wall. Finally, we evaluated our work, thinking about what we liked and what we could have done better. One thing we all agreed on was that it was much more difficult working on a vertical, bumpy surface (as a cave wall would have been) when compared to a smooth, flat surface.

 

Y3'S CAVE PAINTING'S

YEAR 4 - AUTUMN 1

 

Contextual Study

This half-term we studied the work of Naomi Renouf who is a textile artist. We looked at several examples of her work before learning how to create different tints and shades. The children practiced cutting and joining materials before planning and designing their own collage based on the work of Naomi.  

 

YEAR 4 ART - CONTEXTUAL STUDY

 

YEAR 4 - DEVELOPING SKILLS

YEAR 4 - FINAL OUTCOME

YEAR 4 - SPRING 1

 

Contextual Study

We observed the works of various papier mache artists before evaluating different Egyptian masks. We discussed new vocabulary such as 'armature' and 'pulp'. 

Developing skills

The children practised papier mache techniques and explored using different types of paper. They then evaluated the best paper to use for their own death mask. 

Final Outcome

In small groups, the children created a death mask using papier mache. After drying, they painted their masks to create a fantastic outcome. Finally, they evaluated their work.  

 

YEAR 5 - AUTUMN 1

 

Contextual Study

For our Autumn Art topic, we have looked at the work of sculpture Paul Cummins and his famous piece, 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red', at the Tower of London in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. We researched Paul Cummins and evaluated the importance of his work, and the global impact it had on members of the community. 

 

Developing skills

For the next phase, we began sketching images of poppies focusing on the accuracy of the petals and the shapes that they made. We used images of poppies and experimented with colour, attempting to replicate the different shades and tones of red that we could see within the various images. We chose a selection of shades to use within our own piece. 

For our malleable material we chose clay. We developed our skills with clay, practicing rolling the clay and making various shapes. This involed using various tools such as a rolling pin and clay knife. During this time we learnt what happens to clay when it is handled too much and remembered this when creating our final piece.

Final outcome 

For our final outcome, we used clay to create a model of our own poppy. We created each petal of the poppy individually and then adhered both petals together. We used the images from our observational task to help us recreate the shapes of natural petals. Our poppies were painted and attached to wooden dowels to replicate the stems used by Paul Cummins in his work. 

YEAR 6 - AUTUMN 1

 

Contextual Study

For our Autumn Art topic, we looked at the paintings of the artist Paula Wiegmink. We had a look at her background and her motivation for creating her wonderful paintings. We explored her techniques and how many of her pieces were based her desire to conserve the endangered spieces of the world. Within this phase, we expressed our opinions and reviewed a range of Wiegmink's artwork.

 

YEAR 6 - CONTEXTUAL STUDY

Developing Skills

For the next phase, we began practising our obeservational skills and worked on our pencil technique and shading skills. We then moved on to working with a range of mediums. We began working on a small preparatory works and selecting the techiniques we would use for our completed works. On completion of this phase, we reviewed our work and discussed how to improve our skills and how to select the most appropriate materials.

 

YEAR 6 - DEVELOPING SKILLS

Final Outcome

For our final outcome, we mixed our sketching and pencil work with watercolours. We worked on added depth and texture to our work to create realsim To complete our topic, we reviewed our artwork to ensure we can build on our skills in future topics. We were really pleased with our final artwork, which we have proudly displayed within our classroom and within a large corridor display.

 

YEAR 6 - FINAL OUTCOME

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