Last week classrooms were abuzz with colour and creativity as Browney Academy held Art Week 2020. Pupils learned about their focus artists and created their own mini-masterpieces.
Reception spent the week studying the acclaimed author, illustrator and creator Eric Carle. Carle has produced more than seventy picture books for young children including the Very Hungry Caterpillar, Grouchy Ladybird and A House for Hermit Crab. The children found out lots of information about Eric Carle and designed butterflies, hermit crabs and fireflies emulating his distinctive style.
Over in Year 1, the children had a wonderful time learning about the life and work of Paul Klee. Drawing links to their mathematics, pupils looked at how Klee used simple 2D shapes to create vivid abstract artwork that is as eye-catching today as it was a hundred years ago. Year 1 loved creating their own Klee inspired artwork on the yard using chalk!
Keyworker Bubble G produced a range of amazing artwork based on the works of the visionary Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. After researching Mondrian’s life story Bubble G created illusion art using the primary colours, glass effect window art inspired by Mondrian’s style, their own versions of Mondrian’s Composition 11, using squares and rectangles of card, and a whole class Mondrian style large canvas to complete the week.
The children in Keyworker Bubble H got a little messy this week learning about the American artist Jackson Pollock. The group started the week producing a fact file and biography about Pollock learning how this once troubled youth had been inspired by Pablo Picasso to develop his own unique style of drip painting. The pupils got a chance to develop their sketching skills by producing their own pencil portraits of Jackson Pollock before moving on to create their own individual Jackson Pollock paintings, emulating his style and techniques. To end the week Bubble H went outside and worked together to create a large Pollock style painting.
We absolutely loved seeing the work our children produced and we can see some budding artists among the pack!