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Our new Creative Course is based on the sculptor, Henry Moore. Often recognized as one of Britain's best artists, Henry loved shapes and forms especially of the human figure. The reclining figure was particularly important to him and he returned to this theme again and again.

We looked at his drawings as well as sculptures and were particularly interested in his drawings of the London Underground during the war, and the way blankets curved around the figure and made solid forms. Many of his most abstract sculptures look as if a blanket has been thrown over a figure and he sculpted the solid mass of form and then the holes or gaps between a bent knee or crooked arm.

Following our drawings in 6b, charcoal and chalk and graphite sticks, both small and extra large, we will sculpt in clay. 

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Drawing skills with 6b, 2b, graphite stick, charcoal and chalk. Today the challenge was scale - drawing large objects on A2 paper.
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Felt-making in Creative Courses with Years 3-6

We have been inspired by the spectacular explosions of fireworks on November 5th and  have used felt to explore this theme.

Now that we understand how to make felt, we will next develop a design on our own theme, for example 'Under the Sea'.

KEEP LOOKING!

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UNDER THE SEA THEMED FELT 

Following our studies in sketchbooks of under the sea, we used a design to make another felt creation.

Picture 1 Tease out the wool fibres
Picture 2 Start to layer on bubble wrap
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Picture 4 Add different colours of wool
Picture 5 Use alternate layers at 90 degrees
Picture 6 Add soapy, warm water
Picture 7 Use natural soap
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Picture 9 Now rub using the other half of bubble wrap
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Picture 12 Rinse under cold water
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3-d Polar Bear Sculptures

Using plastic packaging as our modelling media, we are sculpting polar bears from a material which ironically is adding to global warming and affecting the polar bear habitat. 

 

In in sketchbooks we have studied body shapes and proportion and are now ready to sculpt.

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Picture 1 We made iceberg settings
Picture 2 We painted our icebergs
Picture 3 We collaged with maps of the arctic
Picture 4 We manipulated cardboard

Wire Sculptures - Butterflies

To compliment our new whole school banner, 'He is Risen', this set of artists have sketched butterflies and improved our observational skills and then developed their drawings into 3-d wire sculptures. Not only art skills have been tested but perseverance, sticking to a task, and not allowing a tricky material get the better of us! Just look at the result! 

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Picture 3 Such commitment and perseverance from Y3
Picture 4 Wonderful drawing skills as well
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Picture 9 Mia didn't give up even though it was tricky
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Picture 12 Y6 helped the younger children to cut their wire
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Picture 15 Amazing sculptures - no assistance from Mrs Kirk
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Picture 17 Jayden attacked this task like a professional
Picture 18 At first Katie was worried but look at this!
Improving our drawing skills. We investigated light and shade with 6b, charcoal and chalk and graphite sticks. We arranged a still life collection of candles, fabric, fruit and objects.
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Our Amazing Willow Weaving Sculpture!

WILLOW COBWEBS

Following our fantastic willow arch, we used any left over willow to weave willow cobwebs. Then we placed them in the woodland. Maybe some enormous spider will set up home in our webs!! We worked in pairs and, although a challenge to weave, we used dual power to meet the challenge!

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DIGITAL ART YEARS 3-6

In Creative Courses we used the app 'be funky' on the ipads to explore portraits and emotions. Can you guess which emotion we are expressing? We manipulated all the effects available with this app to express specific feelings.

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Picture 2 Anger
Picture 3 Thoughtful
Picture 4 Impressed
Picture 5 Fear
Picture 6 Shocked
Picture 7 Apprehensive
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Picture 9 Excited but afraid
Picture 10 Excited
Picture 11 Happy
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Picture 13 Panic-stricken
Picture 14 Scared
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Picture 17 Worried
We looked at the colours and energy captured by German Expressionist painters. We've tried to improve our digital art by using different camera angles and close ups. We have limited this next work to 8 words; shy, surprised, disappointed, disgusted, petrified, lonely, challenged and inspired. You decide which word have we captured using expressive digital edits and effects.
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