Children will experiment with different media including, paints, water paints, oil pastels, charcoal, sketching pencils to create animal patterns (Gateway to India), experimenting with creating texture. They learn how to work with clay which will be glazed and fired (Hinduism / Dragons), and create art with natural resources (Stone Age). Children will also create art using technology (Rangoli patterns - Hinduism) and sketching skills will be practised through the year.
In year 4, children will be creating art with natural resources (Rugby World Cup – in Japan) to make Zen Gardens and using paper craft to create a Japanese Family Fan. They will study the work of Henri Rousseau and develop their painting skills. They will work with clay to make their own Canopic Jars and create collages using sand (Ancient Egypt) and newspaper (Robots). Children will also experiment and work with chalk and pastel. They will create patterns by printing using polystyrene tiles (Islam). Year 4 will also study the work of Eric Joyner to develop their sketching skills. They will also look at the works of Ludwig Deutsch and Rudolf Ernst.
Children will begin by studying the artist Peter Thorpe and create art based on his work (Earth and Space). They will create a model of the solar system and also look at Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night to develop their paining skills.
Children will continue to develop their paining skills creating work in the style of Monet. They will also practise their sketching skills and create sketches of Buddha (Buddhism). Year 5 will work with some new and interesting media, including foil, wire, straw, hay and natural resources (Andy Goldsworthy). They will also be using clay to make Greek Pots, which will be glazed and fired.
In year 6, Children will be studying the work of Henry Moore (WWII) and Salvador Dali (Tales of the Unbelievable). They will develop their painting, sculpture (mod roc) and sketching skills and continue to use different media such as charcoal, chalk, wax crayon, mod roc, water colours and other paints. Year 6 will also design and make props for their end of year production.