I hope you have all had a lovely half term and have managed to get outdoors and enjoy the magnificent weather.
I have managed to get out and about on my bike and enjoy the local area. I often cycle through Queen’s Inclosure Woods and have recently discovered Billy’s Lake, which is beautiful.
Queen’s Inclosure Billy’s Lake
Many of you will know that I have been doing lots of gardening in the last few weeks. I was getting frustrated at the lack of flowers, considering all my hard work, but in the last ten days everything seems to have sprung to life. I am particularly pleased with my poppies….maybe I do have green fingers after all!
Anyway…back to business!….For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you to produce some art that is linked to ANIMALS! Your animal can live on the land, in the sea or the sky. If you prefer, you can make your own mythical animal from your own imagination… or even a fusion of two animals. It can be a drawing, a painting, it can be made from a kitchen roll tube, a painted stone, made from things you find in the woods or at the beach or anything else that you can think of. I’m sure you will create something ‘magical’, as always!
Ideas to inspire you:
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me:
Keep creating and keep safe!
We are fortunate to have so many talented families at St Peter’s that have impressed everyone with their creativity over the last few weeks. I have had many, many people message me to say how fantastic the Art Blog is from, parents, staff, children and parishioners from Sacred Heart. All of this makes me feel a little guilty because it isn’t my art they are praising it is all of your fabulous creations, so I pass their praise on to each and everyone who has taken the time to email me with your art…you really are a talented bunch!
In other news, I had some great surprises on Monday…it was my birthday and some delightful children from Year 1 put together a beautiful medley of birthday messages and songs! I also had lots of birthday wishes via email and a lovely picture from these sisters..
…so thank you for making my birthday so special.
This week there will be NO HOME LEARNING SET. Instead, I would like you to get out and about ( within the Government guidelines of course!) and enjoy the beauty of art that is all around us and I hope that inspires you to always think creatively.
Enjoy a relaxing half term!
Keep creating and keep safe
…On Monday Alana’s baby sister is going into space with online baby sensory and Alana (Year 4) made her this space themed mobile. Her mum says, “Every week we get sent props to make for the session and this week Alana wanted to help, she is far more creative than mummy so this will be a great prop for her sister to watch!” What a very kind thing to do Alana, I bet your sister will LOVE it! Thank you girls for sharing your art with us!
Goodness me Natalia has been busy creating again! Today she has made the famous landmark Stonehenge out of her dad’s old toy wooden blocks, which are very old, but not as old like Stonehenge! Natalia, you have done a brilliant job of recreating Stonehenge – thank you and thanks to your dad for lending you his wood blocks from his childhood!
Wow! I’m blown away by this creation! Aurora (Year 4) has recreated Stonehenge using bricks and building materials from her back garden. It is not only clever and creative, but the fact that the photo is in black and white adds to the overall effect. Bravo Aurora and thank you for sharing this with us.
Look at this fabulous creation that has been made by Raffaella (Year 1). She has created a castle (complete with moving portcullis) out of cardboard and other recycling materials we had at home. This is an amazing piece of artwork and Raffaella should be very proud of herself. Great work and thanks for sharing!
Wow! What a terrific tower bridge that Phoebe (Year 1) has made using Lego. Great work Phoebe and thank you for sharing this with us!
Wow! This is an impressive drawing of the Pyramids at Cairo by Phoebe (Year 3). As you can see she has even added the river Nile to her picture. Well done Phoebe and thanks for sharing!
This Great Wall of China and London Eye that Faith (Year 6) has made are fabulous and the London Eye actually spins! Faith and Luke’s dad is an artist and graphic designer, so he has clearly passed on his talents to his children. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Luke (Year 2) has made this absolutely amazing Big Ben and London bus from Lego, with a little help from his dad Great work, as they both look amazing! Thank you for sharing.
Wow! Wow! Wow! This Eiffel Tower that Olivia (Year 4) has drawn is ‘simply stunning’. Just take a look and see how much detail she has put in to every part of it. I know this would have taken an incredible amount of time an patience, but it has paid off because the end result is totally amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Olivia!
This spectacular Eiffel Tower has been created by Cian (Year 4). Although it was very tricky to do he didn’t give up and as you can see he has done an excellent job and it is easily recognisable. Brilliant work Cian and thank you for persevering!
Presenting Amelia’s Tower Bridge built from chairs, cardboard, pillows, string and plant pots. ☺ I have to say that Amelia (Year 1) has done a terrific job and has even drawn a picture to go with it. Very creative Amelia and what a lovely mum to let you turn this room into a famous landmark!
Caelan (Year 1) and his Mummy researched famous landmarks across the world. Caelan then decided he wanted to use his Duplo to make the Tokyo Tower and Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. He should be very proud of his efforts…well done Caelan!
Callum (Year 4) and Chloe (Year 2) worked together and have done an amazing job creating famous landmarks, using lolly sticks. They chose Big Ben, the Effiel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Harland and Wolff cranes, which built the Titanic in Belfast where their grandparents live. Wow! They have done a terrific job – thank you so much for sharing these with us.
These brothers always give 100% to any art project they do and as you can see from these fantastic paintings they have again today! They both decided to paint the Eiffel Tower and used their fingertips to create dots like the technique of pointillism, first made famous by Georges Seurat. Kiean’s (Year R) Eiffel Tower looks spectacular with a yellow background because he says the sun shines everywhere. Max (Year One) has done a magnificent multi-coloured Eiffel Tower with two contrasting colours for the background and another two at the bottom, which gives an amazing overall effect. Fantastic work boys and thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I’m sure you will inspire others to give this technique a try!
Diyona (Year 4) has made this spectacular Big Ben using Roblox and I think she has done it very well because it looks fantastic. Thank you for sharing this with us Diyona.
As you can see, Johan (Year 3) is very proud of the Tower Bridge that he has made out of Lego, and rightly so because he has done an excellent job. Well done Johan and thanks for sharing!
Look at this lovely picture of Hollywood that Isabeau (Year 3) has made, which really shows off her painting skills. Fab work Isabeau!
This is a fantastic sculpture of the Empire State building made out of Lego that has been created by Brayden (Year 3). He has done an amazing job – Bravo Brayden!
What a brilliant picture of the London Eye that Calin (Year 4) has created. This is a very detailed drawing that shows a great deal of skill. Well done Calin!
Noah (Year 4) has made this marvellous Big Ben on Minecraft and he has done an absolutely amazing job. It really shows off his building skills and this iconic landmark is very recognisable. Great work Noah and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
This fantastic London Eye has been cleverly created by Emily (Year 5). As you can see an enormous amount of skill and patience has gone in to creating it and the finished sculpture is just awesome! Very well done Emily and thanks for sharing!
Wow! Wow Wow! Alana always amazes me with her outstanding artwork and she has doe it again with this magnificent sculpture of Big Ben. It is very detailed and has obviously taken the talented Alana a great deal of time and effort, but it is well worth it as the end result is just superb. Bravo Alana and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Goodness me! Humphrey (Year 1) has made this brilliant Big Ben sculpture using Lego and it looks superb….. a future architect maybe? Humphrey consistently make marvellous artwork which he is kind enough to share with us all. Thank you Humphrey!
Wow! What a very clever idea that Hattie has come up with, using magenex to make 3D sculptures of Big Ben and London Bridge. They not only look fantastic but are also easily recognisable. Great work Hattie and thanks for sharing!
Wow! This is a fabulous drawing of a girl by Emi (Year 4). It is very detailed and I’m particularly impressed at they careful way that she has drawn the eyes. Fantastic work Emi and thanks for sharing!
Wow! This is where nature looks like a canvas…it is simply stunning. They planted wild flowers at The Oaks during winter…and now they have burst into life and are a mass of poppies, cornflowers and daisies. Just beautiful!
Natalia (Year 4) has been creating new life in her garden, where she is growing, tomatoes, onions , pumpkins, sweetcorn, courgette, strawberries. Yummy I can’t wait until harvest time. Thank you for sharing these.
I love this picture by Phoebe (Year 3), which show her hero, Jesus! Bravo Phoebe and thanks for sharing!
Wow! These turtles that Sihanua (Year 6) has drawn, using chalk pastels are breath- taking. She has skillfully used hues of blue, so that the turtles really look like they are swimming. Outstanding work Sihanua – thanks for sharing!
Isa (Year R) has made this fabulous clock and drawn all the numbers on it herself. Not only is this a great piece of art, but it will also help Isa to learn to tell the time. Well done Isa and thank you for sharing this with us!
Sabrina (Year 5) has been practising her drawing skills and she has done an excellent job drawing these two people. Great job Sabrina and thanks for sharing!
Wow! this awesome reinderr has been made by Mason (Year 1), completely out of leaves that he collected. As you can see he has taken his time and glued them very carefully, so tht the end result id simply stunning! Magnificent Mason and thanks for sharing!
Caitlin (Year 3) has made this terrific rocket at home and it looks very futuristic. I LOVE the way it is decorated with silver and pink. I wonder where you would like to go in this rocket? Thanks for sharing this Caitlin.
Caitlin then went on to create this magnificent Minecraft set with the help of her dad. I know this took a long time but it was worth it as it look amazing. Well done Caitlin…..and Dad!
Goodness me these sisters have been very creative today. Their mum said, “The girls enjoyed making clay models , they used their own imagination and thought about what they like and I do have to say I like what they made!” I totally agree with their mum, they done an absolutely fabulous job and they should be very proud of themselves! Well done Christina (Year R), Emma (Year 4) and Eva (Year 5)…I always love seeing what you create!
Oh my goodness! This fabulous picture has been made by Rozalia (Year R), after a trip to the forest where she collected a variety of natural materials. She then came home and carefully created this lovely image. This reminds me of Andy Goldsworthy and the art he creates, using natural materials. Fantastic work Rozalia and thank you for sharing this with us.
Wow! Look at this wonderful pinwheel that Amelia has made as part of her RE homework. It looks so beautiful and would brighten up any garden. Well done Amelia and thanks for sharing!
Thank you again for all the fabulous contributions to the Art Blog this week – I am constantly amazed by your creativity. I was particularly touched by Mrs Moore sending a photo of her niece, Beverley, in her nurses’ uniform standing next to a print of the Banksy that was the inspiration for our superhero challenge.
In other news, our VE posters were displayed at Portsmouth Naval base and if you look on Mr Cunningham’s Blog you will see a letter of thanks.
Also Jonah (Year 3) did his VE Day project about the Monument Men and his mum sent it to the Monument Men society and they want to use his work for educational resources.
For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you to produce some art that is linked to a famous landmark. Your landmark can be natural or man-made. It can be a drawing, a sculpture made from recycled materials, a collage, something made out of pebbles and twigs , it could be drawn on a tablet or made out of Lego, or indeed anything else that you can think of. I have even seen Big Ben made out of socks! Let you imaginations run wild!
Here are a few ideas:
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you then you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me:
Keep creating and keep safe!
This beautiful aquarium has been created by Florence (Year R) using shells that she collected at the beach. This is simply stunning Florence and thank you for sharing!
Florence has also made this brilliant bird feeder, as she and her brother love to watch the birds. Her mum said that the painting on the feeder reminded her of a Jackson Pollock painting and after looking up pictures on the internet, Florence agreed….and so do I. Bravo Florence and thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness! Cian has been very creative this week and made his own slinky dog and I think is looks fabulous. It is clear that he has spent a long time making this, but it was well worth it as the end result is stunning! Great work Cian and thank you so much for sharing!
YUMMY! This rainbow cake, made by Olivia (Year 4) not only looks fantastic, but I’ve had it on good authority that it tasted fantastic too! I’m writing this while having a coffee and wish I could put my hand through the screen and take a slice of the delicious looking cake. Olivia then turned her talent from baking to dressmaking, as she created this terrific tie dye T-shirt, as part of her topic on Hawaii. Wow! It is stunning! Bravo Olivia and thanks for sharing…the photos, but sadly not the cake!
Wow! These stunning ‘works of art’ have been cleverly created by Felicity (Year 4) ….using SKITTLES! I think it is absolutely amazing. Felicity also time lapsed filmed it and I bet that looked awesome! Great idea Felicity and thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Wow! What an amazing dove that Alana (Year 4) has created as part of her RE homework this week. The dove represents the gift of the Holy Spirit and is linked to Pentecost – the birthday of the church. The dove has been beautifully made by Alana and it looks very life like. I also have to comment on her T-Shirt with has the slogan ‘Always be Yourself’ – what a brilliant message for us all. Thanks for sharing your dove and message with us Alana!
These two crafts have been created by Nethania (Year 4). The top one is a drawing of a baby and looks very life like, while the bottom shows off her symmetry skills with this very intricate pattern on a paper plate. Brilliant work Nethania and thank you for sharing!
My SUPERHEROES…MY NIECES!
Mrs Moore has kindly shared this photo of her niece who works at Southampton General hospital in the ICU. Do you recognise the picture that she is standing next to? Mrs Moore says, “I am so proud of both my nieces. This is Beverley and her sister Julia has just been made a Matron. I couldn’t be more proud of them and all the important work they are doing. Beverley looked at all the pictures on this Blog and said she was so impressed!” Thank you for sharing this photo Mrs Moore and please pass on our thanks to your wonderful nieces for all the incredible work they do…they are true SUPERHEROES to us all!
Max (Year 1) spent all week making this spectacular Spiderman piñata using paper-mâché, which took several layers of newspaper and several days to dry!! He then very carefully painted it and gave him some eyes! Max says he is now ready to buy some sweets and destroy his lovely creation 😂…..it seems a shame…but if you do Max then please send a photo! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
This amazing puppet created by Ruby (Year 4) is of her NHS superhero who is her great Auntie Julie. She’s a nurse at St Richards hospital and is working extremely hard to keep us all safe. Thank you Ruby for sharing this …and thank you Auntie Julie for all the caring you do as a nurse.
What a fantastic picture by Eva (Year 2)…. Introducing Superbunny! He is an awesome superhero and goes around helping people and spreading good wishes. In this picture he is is fighting two villains: Virus and ButtonGirl, using his magic whiskers and eggs! The world is a safer place thanks to Superbunny! Bravo Eva and thanks for sharing Superbunny with us.
Pheobe (Year 3) has draw this amazing superhero poster, with an important message about saving lives. Well done Pheobe!
Look at this fabulous tribute to the NHS created by Alfie (Year 5). The symbol of the rainbow is one of hope and the message to ‘stay safe’ is an important one. Well done Alfie – thanks for sharing! PS Happy birthday!
William (Year 3) has made this fantastic poster to give thanks to his heroes at the NHS. The black background and the bright colours make the overall effect very effective. Simply stunning William – thanks for sharing!
My SUPERHERO….My NANNY…THE NURSE!
Hattie (Year 2) wanted to pay tribute to her nanny, who is also a nurse. Hattie thinks she does a fantastic job as a nurse…and a nanny, so is a true hero! Thank you for sharing this with us Hattie!
Benji (Year 5) has turn this week’s challenge on it’s head and created an antihero! He doesn’t look very friendly and in fact has a very menacing look about him. All in all, this is a great example of an opposite picture. Thanks for challenging us Benji by sharing this with us.
My SUPERHERO – DREAMGIRL
This is a fantastic superhero that Darcy (Year 1) has created…from her own imagination! This is what she says, “I made my superhero, it’s a dream girl superhero that helps make all your good dreams come true and all your bad dreams disappear. Dream girl can also make your worries disappear!” Wow! What a fantastic idea Darcy….I LOVE this…thank you so much for it with us all.
My SUPERHERO – LEONARDO DA VINCI
Jonah (Year 3) always does amazing art projects and this one is no exception. One of the brilliant things about Jonah is that he researches a topic before doing any art linked to it. These photos speak for themselves and show his learning journey. This is what his mum told me. “Jonah thought about a superhero as someone he thinks is amazing and who he would want to be like. He chose Leonardo Da Vinci because of his amazing inventions. Jonah never stops building things at home. We looked a different ways of creating art for this but predictably, Bansky won hands down,” Fabulous work Jonah – thank you so much for sharing this with us and I’m sure you will inspire others to see Da Vinci as a hero too!
Fern (Year 5) has painted this beautiful rainbow to pay tribute to all the nurses who work for the NHS, as these are her heroes. As you can see, Fern has dressed her doll in a nurses’ uniform and the whole image is very effective. Well done Fern and thanks for sharing!
My SUPERHERO….My MUM!
Evelyn’s (Year R) drawing for the superhero art challenge is of her mum. Evelyn and her Daddy talked about heroes and how they help other and do good around their community. Evelyn came to her own conclusion that her mum was a hero because she has been delivering weekly food shops to her own elderly parents who live far away and who have been unable to get deliveries themselves. As you can see from this excellent drawing by Evelyn, here they are in ‘The Hero Car’ delivering the food and staying in the car. After Evelyn and her Dad spoke about the idea Evelyn got on with the drawing on her own and has done a fantastic job. Great work Evelyn and thank you so much for sharing!
My SUPERHERO….My DAD!
What a wonderful drawing of his dad that Noah (Year 4) has done. As you can see his dad is a policeman and Noah is rightly proud of him as he is such a good role model to Noah and many other people. Well done and thanks for sharing!
I LOVE this picture by Phoebe (Year 1), which is of her mum who is her hero. I love the way she has painted it so carefully and included three rainbow. It is clear that your mummy is very special to you Phoebe… Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
My Superhero ….My Mum!
Isabeau (Year 3) has done this wonderful picture of her mum, who is a real superhero. Isabeau write, My superhero is my mum because she is so helpful and will do anything to make me smile. 🙂 I love you mummy. What lovely words and a lovely picture. Thanks for sharing this with us Isabeau.
Humphrey (Year 1) has chosen to draw the Avengers as his superheroes. He has included Thor and Loki, two heroes that strive to make the world a better place. Great work Humphrey and thanks for sharing!
My SUPERHERO…..My MUMMY!
This is a sensational picture which is a fitting tribute to a true hero…Hattie’s mum. Not only does Hattie’s mum do all the jobs a mummy does, but she is also a nurse, working extremely hard for the NHS and keeping patients safe and well. Wow! What an incredible lady! Thank you Hattie (Year 3) for sharing this with us and thank you mum for everything you do!
My DAD…MY SUPERHERO!
Oh my goodness – what an absolutely amazing picture by Ann (Year 6), which pays tribute to her fantastic dad…her hero! She has drawn him wearing his favourite jumper and even though his job keeps him very busy he still has time to do the shopping…what a true hero! Ann, your drawing skill are fabulous – thank you for sharing this with us.
Wow! This is a brilliant poster that conveys a clear, direct message about the heroes of the NHS and the enemy that they are trying to defeat ‘coronavirus’. The artist who created this poster is Esther (Year 6) and she has done a marvellous job. Congratulations Esther and thanks for sharing!
This is a super drawing, by Sihanua (Year 6), which pays tribute to the fantastic work undertaken by our NHS workers. They are all true ‘Superheroes’ – thanks Sihanua for sharing this!
Alexander (Year 1) has done an amazing drawing of his Superhero Robin – Batman’s sidekick. Alexander says,”He is his favourite hero because he is bright coloured, uses his brain to help other people and he is a good team player.” I couldn’t agree more Alexander – good choice of hero and thanks for sharing this with us.
This is Brayden’s (Year 3) drawing of his Superhero ‘Dreamer’. Well done Brayden and thanks for sharing.
OUR DAD IS OUR HERO!
This is what Islwyn (Year 6) and Mostyn (Year 3) have written: “We have enjoyed drawing superhero pictures. We decided to draw our Daddy as we think he is a ‘covid-19 hero’. He is a key worker, as an Asda manager. He has also set up a group called ‘Hopfield Helpers’, where people can get in contact if they need help. He is currently shopping for 4 other households after his has finished his shift. We are helping to deliver some of the shopping. He is also still running weekly virtual Cub meetings. He is very busy!” Wow! Well I can see why your dad is your hero boys. Thank you so much for sharing this!
Taylor Year 5) always thinks very creatively with his art challenges and he has done it again with this superhero poster. This is what he says about his artwork. “My Superhero NHS worker is fighting Corona Virus. There is a large eye looking through the window to show that although they are small, they can achieve big things like a traditional Superhero. They are fighting the virus which is a punch bag.” This is an amazing concept that has been extremely well executed. Congratulation Taylor on a fantastic picture and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
What a super painting by Amelia (Year 1) to show her hero..SUPERMAN! Look how she has taken her time to carefully paint it and not mix the colours. She likes his superpower of flying and would like this superpower…so would I Amelia, as there are lots of places that I would love to visit. Great painting and thanks for sharing!
This beautifully drawn poster by Calin (Year 4) gives thanks to all the NHS workers. He has also included the rainbow…the symbol of hope. Well done Calin and thanks for sharing!
What a lovely detailed poster that Ben (Year 3) has created to celebrate the heroes at the NHS. He says, “I like the colours and bubble writing. I included the NHS logo. The doctor is wearing his blue scrubs and his mask to protect him and the patient getting Coronavirus.” Well done Ben and thanks for sharing this with us.
I LOVE this trio of superheroes that Evan (Year 3) has created. Spiderman, Batman and Superman are a formidable force and have been made carefully and precisely, by Evan, and they look absolutely stunning! Brilliant work Evan and thanks for sharing.
This gave me goosebumps when I first read it….introducing Edward Brown, who is Matthew’s (Year 6) superhero. It is just a shame that he is fictitious. However, hopefully there is a real Edward Brown out there. Brilliant imagination Matthew and thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Here is Caelan’s (Year 1) artwork for Superhero theme. He has drawn some of his favourite Superheroes; Ironman, Hulk, Spider-Man and Captain America. Caelan is a huge fan of Marvel. He has also included a rainbow in his picture, as a thank you to our NHS heroes. He created his artwork on his rainbow scratch pad, which is done with a plastic tool to scratch the black and reveal the colours. It looks amazing Caelan. Thank you for sharing this with us all!
This is simply amazing! Sophia (Year 4) has taken her inspiration from Banksy and created her own ‘Banksy style story’. It tells the tale of a boy who changed from always playing with traditional action figures changing his mind and realising that the real super heroes are the doctors, so he goes and buys two Doctor figures to play with instead. That’s a really impressive story with a lovely message, made all the more special because of the fabulous art that accompanies it. Bravo Sophia and thank you so very much for sharing this with us. You may inspire other children to play with NHS action figures too!
This is a wonderful poster that Aaron (Year 3) has made to say thank you to his heroes.. the NHS workers. What a bright and colourful poster Aaron. Thanks for sharing this!
Christina (Year R)
Emma (Year 4)
Eva (Year 5)
OUR DAD…..OUR HERO!
This lovely family are paying tribute to their heroes…the NHS workers and in particular THEIR DADDY! As you can see, they have each done their own pictures linked to the NHS. Christina has made the ‘S’ into the Superman logo and it looks super! Emma has created a superhero Doctor, which is her dad, who is flying around helping people and she has done some brilliant writing about her dad too. While Eva has done a fantastic drawing of a Dr in full PPE keeping himself and others safe. Wow! What a wonderful representation of the NHS and how fab that their dad is their HERO! Thank you so much girls for sharing this with us…and thank you dad for all your hard work!
Wow! I LOVE this Wonder Woman made by Alana (Year 4). She has done a really fabulous job and has got every detail spot on. Alana chose Wonder Woman because she is a female hero who shows strength and intelligence…. and also she can beat the male villains! I couldn’t agree more Alana and thank you for sharing this with us!
What a wonderful superhero that Johan (Year 3) has chosen to share with us. Jesus is an ultimate hero for us all… and Johan what a fantastic picture you have done to illustrate it. Thanks for sharing this with you Johan!
Wow! Caitlin (Year 3) has just sent me another awesome picture which is celebrating the work of her heroes the NHS and how clever to have take a photo of it on her tablet and add in the rainbow…the symbol of hope! Bravo Caitlin!
These two sisters have done these wonderful pictures to celebrate their heroes…the NHS! Mikayla (Year 5) and Caitlin (Year 3) have used both traditional drawing techniques alongside drawing pictures on their tablets. Amazing work girls and thank you so much for sharing your drawings with us!
Art Challenge Who’s YOUR SUPERHERO?
First of all, I want to thank each and everyone of you who have contributed to this Art Blog over the last few weeks. The high standard of work and variety of arts and crafts are a true testament to yourselves and your families. I feel very privileged that you take the time to produce your fabulous art and then send it to me. I know this is a very busy time for families who are juggling lots of different things, but I have has so much positive feedback from people who say how much pleasure they getting from looking at this Blog…so well done to you all for brightening up their day!
For this week’s Art Challenge I would like you produce some art that is linked to a superhero. Your superhero can be real, such as our key workers, or someone in your family, or a fictional character from a comic, film or your own imagination. It can be a drawing, a figure made from a kitchen roll tube, street art or anything else that you can think of.
I hope this may inspire you:
This new Banksy artwork has appeared at Southampton General Hospital.
It shows a young boy kneeling by a wastepaper basket dressed in dungarees and a T-shirt. He has discarded his Spiderman and Batman model figures in favour of a new favourite action hero – an NHS nurse. The artist left a note for hospital workers, which read: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it’s only black and white.”
However, if this doesn’t appeal to you can still send any other art work to me and I will post that on the Blog too.
Please email your artwork to me:
Keep creating and keep safe!
Pheobe (Year 3) made this brilliant bunting and poster to celebrate VE Day. Great work Pheobe and thanks for sharing.
Wow! These brothers had a lovely V.E day and displayed their artwork in their window, along with some bunting. They made theirr own scones and had afternoon tea, which was a lovely treat! They were lucky enough to see the Spitfire and had a fabulous view! Thank you Islwyn (Year 6) and Mostyn (Year 3) for sharing this with us.
Look at this lovely bunting that Jay (Year 2) has made to celebrate VE Day. I love the Union flags too. Great work Jay and thanks for sharing!
I love this VE Day medal that Isabella (Year 1) has made. The shiny, gold plate is the perfect base for the medal and she has decorated it with a selection of carefully chosen collage item. Fab work Isabella and thanks for sharing!
Wow! Wow! Wow! These boys always work hard and produce fantastic artwork, but for VE Day they have really excelled! Max (Year 1) and Kiean (Year R) have made a vast array of fantastic art. They used recycled boxes and toilet rolls to make a terrific tank and then painted it with camouflage colours. so that it looks very authentic. Then they coloured in some posters and made a huge Union Jack poster, which looks simply stunning.
After that they boys made some poppies but in different ways. Kiean used a balloon to make his bunting, while Max used paper plates to make his. However, they both look amazing!
They boys also made some sausage rolls and scones and enjoyed a party in the garden, listening to some 1940’s music and playing some traditional games. It sounds like the whole family had a great time celebrating VE Day. Thanks for sharing your brilliant art with us all!
Aaron (Year 3) has made this fabulous VE Day bunting. Thanks for sharing this with us Aaron.
Denzel (Year 1) has been busy making VE Day crafts with his mum and dad. As you can see, he has made a bright red poppy and silhouettes of soldiers. Great work Denzel…and your mum and dad! Thanks for sharing.
Look at this lovely poster created by Isa (Year R). Fab work Isa!
Wow! Wow! Wow! This is a very powerful piece of art with a very powerful message. Jonah (Year 3) has been working all week on this fascinating project and it’s too good not to share with you all. Jonah has been busy researching and learning about the role that the Monuments Men played towards the end of the Second World War. They were instrumental in ensuring that important and significant pieces of art and statues were not destroyed by Hitler and his army. Once the war was over they also returned the art to their rightful owners. Jonah has worked hard on a collage to celebrate what they did for art and culture. Without them a great deal of art would have been lost forever. It is clearly evident that Jonah has dedicated a great deal of time on this, but I’m so glad he did because it is such an important reminder for us all and a truly stunning collage. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Jonah and thank you to the Monuments men who preserved so much art that will be cherished for generations to come!
I think this VE Day piece of art that Caitlin (Year 3) has created on her tablet is sensational. I love the colours that she has chosen and the overall image is one of celebration. Well done Caitlin and thanks for sharing!
What fabulous bunting created by Kieran to celebrate VE Day. Well done Kieran and thanks for sharing!
This is a magnificent medal that Tommy (Year 2) has made to pay tribute to all the historic people who contributed to the victory on VE Day. Great work Tommy!
Wow! Look at this brilliant bunting that Jasmine (Year 3) has made to celebrate VE Day. All the time and effort that she has put into making the bunting has certainly paid off because it looks absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Jasmine!
As promised, here is the VE Day decorated windows created by Jacob (Year 6), Aimee (Year 3) and Sofia (Year 1). It is a fitting tribute to this historic occasion and all the hard work was well worth it . Great job…well done to you all!
Maisie drew and coloured in this brilliant VE Day picture all by herself, and she also made these sensational salt dough medals and painted them too. She is looking forward to decorating her windows later ready for VE Day celebrations, as they are having a (social distancing) street party..she is excited in getting her face painted and dressing up for the day and having a picnic on her driveway. Thanks for sharing these with us Maisie and have a fantastic VE Day!
I’m loving this VE Day bunting that Calin (Year 4) has made. He has clearly thought very hard about it and put in a great deal of time and effort and it looks just fab! Bravo Calin! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Look at this fantastic sketch for VE Day that Sabrina (Year 5) has created. Great work Sabrina and thanks for sharing!
This brilliant bunting has been made by Phoebe (Year 1) and it will look amazing anywhere it hangs. Just look how carefully she has coloured it and put it all together. Amazing work Phoebe and thank you for sharing!
Here is Jasmin’s (Year 2) beautifully coloured Union Flag for this week’s VE Day challenge. Her brother Carl (Year 6) also made this fantastic VE Day picture, which really captures the mood of the country at the moment.
This stunning piece of art from Daniel O (Year 5) literally took my breath away. Not only is the subject very poignant, but the level of detail and skill that he has shown is outstanding. There is something very special about pencil drawings that I find really moving. Daniel, I hope you are really proud of these pictures they are a ‘WORK OF ART! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
This fabulous bunting to celebrate VE Day has been made by Matthew (Year 2) and Neve (Year 1). When their mum told me they had lots of fun making this it brought a smile to my face because that is what art is all about…having fun! Well done Matthew and Neve and thanks for sharing!
This amazing picture has been created by Isabeau (Year 3). It is a very thoughtful piece of art, which really sums up the VE celebrations, while also paying tribute to the NHS with a thank you to them all. Fab work Isabeau and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Here we have Jacob (Year 6) Aimee (Year 3) and Sofia (Year 1), who are all working very hard on VE Day art work for their window display. It is wonderful to see them all concentrating so well and I’m hoping that they send me photos of their finished display. Well done and keep up the good work!
Wow! This is an amazing piece of art to celebrate VE Day. Monique (Year 6) has demonstrated a great deal of skill, time and patience to create this and I think it is a true ‘MASTERPIECE’. Monique, thank you for sharing this with us!
Goodness me – these VE Day decorations made by Lucy (Year 4) and Freddie (Year R) are simply stunning! It is clear that they have worked hard and really taken their time because the they look terrific. Fab work Lucy and Freddie!
Wow I’m loving this VE picture that Vincent (Year 3) has created…it’s fabulous. He started by drawing around the shadows of his toy soldiers, but they were very small, so he had to try a different method. I’m so glad that Vincent did persevere and didn’t give up because the end result is astounding. Thank you for sharing this with us Vincent!
The Marples boys have been busy creating again. This time they have made these stunning sunsets pictures with soldier silhouettes to celebrate VE Day. All three have done an amazing job and the time and effort that they have put into them was well worth it as they are ‘a wonderful work of art’. Kian (Year 6), Conor (Year 4) and Dillon (Year 1) thank you so much for sharing these – I’m sure you will inspire others to give this a try.
This is Caelan’s (Year 1) spectacular VE Day picture. His mummy did the outline for the VE and Caelan had fun drawing and colouring the rest of his picture. Calelan has done an excellent job…and so did his mummy! Thanks for sharing.
Look at these fabulous pictures drawn by Fabio (Year 3) and his sister Fia (Year 1). They are bright, colourful and well drawn and really give a good feeling of thanks for VE Day. Great work Fabio and Fia.
This beautifully drawn bunting has been made by Cian (Year 4). It is clear that he has spent a great deal of time and effort making this and I’m pleased he did as it looks brilliant. Excellent work Cian and thanks for sharing!
Wow! Look at this stunning bunting that Christina (Year R) has made. Christina enjoyed making this bunting, she coloured it carefully then cut the paper around the shapes then her sisters, Eva and Emma helped her stick them together. I think it looks amazing . Great job Christina and thank you for sharing!
Goodness me Humphrey has been busy again. This time he has been making bunting and other pictures celebrating VE day and the work of the NHS. Two great causes Humphrey – thanks for sharing!
Here are the pictures that the children have made, that will be displayed at Portsmouth Naval Base for VE Day and then distributed to local care homes.
George (Year 2)
Matilda (Year 2)
Fern (Year 5)
Rafe (Year 1)
Amelia (Year 4)
Eva (Year 5)
Emma (Year 4)
Darcy (Year 1)
Evelyn (Year R)
Tilly (Year 6)
Alice (Year 2)
Joseph (Year 6)
Phoebe H (Year 3)
A selection of pictures by the Burridge brothers – Henry (Year 5) William (Year 3) George (Year 3)
Grace (Year 2)
Bella (Year 1)
Olivia (Year 2)
Olivia (Year 2)
Olivia (Year 2)
Alfie (Year 5)
Evie (Year 1)
Max (Year 3)
Max (Year 3) busy creating.
Caitlin (Year 5)
Jamie (Year 2)
Caitlin and Jamie
Ben (Year 3)
Emily (Year 5)
Taylor (Year 5)
Ava (Year 3)
Islwyn (Year 6)
Mostyn (Year 3)
Riya (Year 4)
Rafe (Year 1)
Amelia (Year 1)
Alana (Year 4)
Johan (Year 3)