Art and Design
At St Giles' Catholic Primary School we want every child to be happy and enthusiastic learners of Art & design, and to be eager to achieve their very best in order to fulfil their God-given talents. We firmly believe that the recipe for success is high quality first-wave teaching in Art & design, which is central to the life of our happy, caring school.
Year 5 Art Exhibition
Year 5 had a fantastic time creating their artwork as part of their curriculum vehicle, It’s a Wonderful World. The children had the opportunity to visit the Liverpool Tate to take inspiration and explore the artwork in the exhibitions.
Once they had completed their artwork, year 5 were able to hold their own art exhibition showcasing their work. Parents were able to purchase the artwork to raise money for Mary’s Meals.
Year 3 studied pre-historic art as a source of evidence in history. They had a go at painting their own cave paintings using sand paper as a rough surface.
Year 1 – Wedgewood Visit
The children in Year 1 have been learning all about the designer and potter Josiah Wedgwood. The children had the opportunity to visit the factory and have a go at pottery painting.
Artist of the Term – Spring
Sir John Tenniel - Alice in Wonderland Illustrator.
We all know and love the classic Alice and Wonderland tale written by Lewis Carrol, but the original illustrations were created by Sir John Tenniel. He used traditional methods to create his artwork by etching and printing the scenes using ink.
On what would be his 200th Birthday this year, year 4 have been exploring these techniques to illustrate their own stories.