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.
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'.
UNDER THE SEA THEMED FELT
Following our studies in sketchbooks of under the sea, we used a design to make another felt creation.
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.
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!
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!
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.