We have started by learning about the Dutch post - impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh. We have been learning about his self portraits, looking at the way he paints the features on his face.
We have taken photos of each other and then drawn pencil portraits in preparation for painting our self portraits.
We have started by learning about the Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer Pablo Picasso.
We then moved on to exploring colour. We learned about the colours on the colour wheel, identified primary and secondary colours and how to mix them to create other colours.
Finally we used our skills to create our own self portraits in the style of Picasso.
We have started by learning about the American Pop Artist, Roy Lichtenstein. During the 1960s, along with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and James Rosenquist, he became a leading figure in the new pop art movement.
We have experimented with colour, identifying the colours that Roy Lichtenstein used in his work and began to work in his style.
Using the skills we have developed, we began to design our final pieces. We thought very carefully about the colours, shapes, lines and patterns we were going to use.
We have started by learning about the French painter, Claude Monet. Linking our Art & Design work with out History: 'Transport'. Claude Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting and the most famous for following the movement's philosophy of expressing your own perceptions before nature.
We then began to experiment with colour, working in the impressionist style to depict landscapes.
Once we had experimented with colour, different brush marks and blending techniques we moved on to design and make our final pieces.
Finally, we evaluated our work. We identified what went well, what we would change and what skills we would like to improve.
We have started by learning about local ceramic artist, Clarice Cliff. Linking our Art & Design work with our local study in History: 'The Pottery Industry.'
Clarice Cliff was part of the 'Art Deco' artist movement who used basic geometric shapes and patterns. She loved to use vibrant colours; including blue, orange, red, green and yellow.
We experimented with colour, using Clarice Cliff's work as inspiration. We studied her 'Bizarre ware' and her 'Fantastique range' then created our own work in her style.
We used the skills that we have developed to design our own final pieces, annotating our work and creating colour schemes.
Then it was time to create our visions! Our designs were placed in front of us to remind ourselves what we were aiming to create in our final pieces.
Finally, we evaluated our work. We thought carefully about what went well, what skills we had developed and how we would like to improve our work in the future.
Here is the display of our work!
"I feel proud to see my work up on display, they look so colourful!" Connie Ball.
"I'm happy with my work, I was inspired by Clarice Cliff's geometric shapes. They looks really good together on display." Haniel Ifatumo.
We have started by learning about the fine artist Daniel Jean-Baptiste. Linking Art & Design with our work in History 'Windrush.' Daniel Jean-Baptiste is a 21st century fine artist who creates vibrant silk paintings.
We moved on to experimenting with colour. We took inspiration from Daniel Jean-Baptiste to identify colour schemes in his work and began to work in his style.
We have started by learning about the British textile designer, William Morris. Linking our Art & Design work with our local study in History: 'The Victorians'. William Morris was a British textile designer, poet, novelist, translator and socialist activist associated with the British Arts and Crafts movement. He was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production.
We then began to experiment by creating colour pallets, recreating repeated patterns and shapes in the style of William Morris. We studied samples of William Morris fabric and wallpaper and used them in our experimentation stage to create interesting pages in our sketchbooks.
We moved on to have a go at printing to create repeated patterns. We focused on a detail that we liked from William Morris' designs and used string to create our printing blocks.
We used all the skills we had gained during our research and experimentation stages to design and make our final pieces. Once we had finished, we evaluated our work. Thinking carefully about what went well, what we would like to improve and what skills we would like to develop further.