Van Gogh’s Chair

Here is a painting that Vincent Van Gogh did of his chair in 1888.  Vincent named this painting “Vincent’s Chair with his Pipe”. He painted it while he was living in Arles, in France.   He was living with another artist called Paul Gauguin. He also painted his friend’s chair! We are going to make a…

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Introducing Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was a famous artist who was born in The Netherlands. He is one of Miss B’s favourite artists. He lived a very long time ago. Click here to read more about him.   Can you see some Van Gogh artworks around the classroom?         This term we are creating…

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The Great Wave – Watercolour

As part of our topic this term of ‘Living with the Earth’ we have been talking about Tsunamis, espeically those that have affected the Asian region and countries like Indonesia and Japan. People often associate Japan and Tsunamis with this famous painting: The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusa. It…

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Moody Lighthouses

An artwork of the same subject can have many moods… depending on the colours and lights used. The mood can really assist stories, myths and legends. Lighthouses have featured in stories for centuries. They make great artworks. For example, check out these lighthouses! What kind of mood will your lighthouse show?

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Wintry Landscape

Our first Term 3 Artwork is going to be a Wintry Landscape. Let’s get inspired by the works of artist Caspar David Friedrich. “Winter Landscape” 1811   “Winter Landscape with Church” 1811   “Oak in the Snow” 1827-1828   “Snow Covered Hut” unknown “The Abbey in the Oakwood” 1809-18`10 “Dolmen in the Snow” unknown “Graveyard…

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Bottle Still Life

Last term we completed 3 still life artworks. Our second one was a still life using chalk pastels to create different coloured glass bottles. We did them in really bright colours and use white chalk to make them look see through.They really pop against the black background! What do you think of our bottles?

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Still Life with J. P. Getty

W.A.L.T – recognise the features of a still life artwork  – show depth using oil pastels and baby oil W.I.L.F I can name 4 things that are found in still life artworks I can recall the name of 3 artists who painted still lifes I can describe the shape of objects in still lifes I…

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Desert Sunset Landscapes

Last term we completes a range of artworks to do with the desert. We learnt how to make tints, tone and shades with acrylic paints and used this knowledge to create a silhouette of various cacti against a desert sunset. Check them out!  

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Clay Succulents Sculptures

Our final artwork for term 3 is to make as sculpture of some cacti or succulent plants in a pot. Here is a class in America who did a similar sculpture. We will be using two types of clay, both air drying. Our fist step will be to make the pots.  We will be using the…

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