Taking our inspiration from the Impressionist art movement, the children in Year One created these amazing apple blossoms…..
The results in school were so totally breath taking that we turned them into a display!
Above and Below by Patricia Hegarty and illustrated by Hanako Clulow is the inspiration for this art project.
This informative book talks about what lives above and below in many different ecosystems. I decided to focus on the illustration of the forest. I love how you can see the deep, calm forest above and the burrowing creatures below.
This is what the children produced in school, in just under an hour. Wow! I cannot tell you how proud I am with how hard every single child work…and the fantastic results speak for themselves!
Wow! This woodland above and below picture by Mostyn is absolutely awesome! Every element has been created with a great deal of care and patience and the end result is a ‘work of art!’ Thank you so much for sharing this with us Mostyn.
Oh my goodness! This above and below picture, by Ryan is just terrific. It is clear that he has really taken his time to create an amazing woodland scene and I totally adore his fox! Well done Ryan.
George has created a magnificent above and below woodland picture, which looks totally fabulous. I just love the way that he has created the leaves and shown them falling from the trees. Great work George!
Wow! What an absolutely awesome Above and Below picture that Oliver has created. I think the collage leaves he has used have really added depth and texture to his picture. Brilliant work Oliver and thank you for sharing this with us.
SOKARI DOUGLAS CAMP was born in Nigeria in 1958. Her sculptures draw from her heritage, pulling from the Kalabari culture in Nigeria and the culture of London, where she lives now.
This was a really challenging project that I set Year 6 and their finished sculptures have really blown me away! Their creativity and patience over the project is clearly evident.
Have a look…I know you will agree with me.
This fabulous sculpture has been created by Josh and I have to say I think it is brilliant. What a very artistic way he has created the colourful ‘hair’. Amazing work Josh – well done!
Wow! Wow! Wow! I absolutely love this foil sculpture, by Ryan. I think it a real ‘work of art’. It is clear he has spent a lot of time, especially on the ‘hair’ detail and the feather add a bright finishing touch. Thank you so much Ryan, top job!
Wow! I think this foil sculpture, by Maddie, is truly magnificent. I love the way you have customised the headdress with a very striking pattern. Well done Maddie.
This marvellous sculpture has been created by Marta, and I have to say it is very striking! I love her bold choice of colours, which make the overall effect very dramatic. Well done Marta.
Anna has created this foil sculpture, which I think is absolutely awesome! I particularly love the branches and leaves that are coming out of the head. Simply stunning Anna – thanks for sharing this with us!
Poppy has created this beautiful sculpture, complete with a very fashionable headband. Wonderful work Poppy.
Oh my goodness! This sculpture by Emily is amazing and really shows off her creativity. Top job Emily – well done.
Daniella had done a sensational job creating her sculpture and the purple headband finished it off perfectly. Well done Daniella!
The children in school found this project fun, but very challenging, but the all persevered. However, the overall effect is amazing. Very well done everyone! Do you have a favourite?
The children created their artwork based on the book ‘BEAUTIFUL BLACKBIRD’ by Ashley Bryan
Molly has done a magnificent job creating this beautiful blackbird collage. It is so colourful and I just love the wavy scissors that she used to cut the strips of coloured paper. The overall look is amazing. Well done Molly.
This beautiful blackbird has been carefully created by Ellie. I think that the bright, vibrant colours look simple stunning! Wonderful work Ellie.
It is so lovely to see the stages that Alonso went through to complete his beautiful blackbird collage. The end result is amazing. Great work Alonso!
Wow! This colourful collage has been made by Alexander, and I have to say he has done it just brilliantly. The beautiful blackbird really stands out from the multi-coloured background. Well done Alexander and thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Isabella has done an astounding job, creating her beautiful blackbird collage. As you can see, the end result was truly amazing. Well done Isabella and thank you so much for sharing them with us!
Wow! Just look at these magnificent, beautiful blackbirds that Maisie and Megan have created. This is what their mummy wrote, ‘Maisie and Megan had a great afternoon having a go at recreating some artwork from Ashley Bryan. They drew the blackbirds themselves and then drew around a plate to make the sun. They then cut out strips of coloured card for the finishing effect! I hope you like them!’ Well girls, I don’t just like them I LOVE them. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
What a wonderful, beautiful blackbird collage Bethany has made. I especially like the pink egg that she has made and you can see that the blackbird is very protective of it. Top job Bethany and thanks for sharing this!
Oh my goodness! Another stunning piece of artwork by the wonderful Raffaella. What a bright, colourful collage. Well don Raffaella and thank you for sharing this with us!
This is what the children, in school, produced….they loved this lesson and this shows in the fabulous collages they created…..
I would like to thank everyone for contributing to our Art Blog and spreading the love and joy that art can bring, not only to the creators, but to the observers. I have had so many compliments about the standard and variety of art that the children of St Peter’s produce, week after week. However, it is down to each and every child who has sent their art work to me and to the families for their encouragement – so well done to you all.
Below are the Artist of the week for each Art activity that I have set. The children love being chosen for this in school, so I see no reason why those children not in school at the moment should not be recognised too. It goes without saying that I have loved and appreciated every single piece of art that I have been sent.
OVERALL ARTISTS THIS HALF TERM…..
ALANA AND AMELIA….
HERE ARE JUST A FEW REASONS WHY…
YEAR GROUP BY YEAR GROUP:
THE KOALA WHO COULD
MASON, CALUM, HARRY….AND THEIR MUMMY GETS A PRIZE TOO!
POLAR BEARS IN THE STYLE OF TED HARRISON
FOX IN THE STYLE OF HORACE PIPPIN
OBSERVATIONAL LEAF DRAWING
GEORGIA O’KEEFEE WATERCOLOUR FLOWER
FLASHLIGHT WOODLAND NIGHT WALK
TIN FOIL PEOPLE
WATERCOLOUR WINTER TREE SILHOUETTE
WINTER LANDSCAPE DIORAMA
JACK HARRY (YEAR 2!)
POP ART INSPIRED SPACE ART
SPACE THEMED CHOCOLATE BAR
MARTIN LUTHER KING….I HAVE A DREAM PORTRAIT
EDVARD MUNCH….THE SCREAM
JANUARY’S ARTISTS OF THE MONTH
MAISIE AND MEGAN
FEBRUARY’S ARTISTS OF THE MONTH (1st- 12th)
JOVRIL AND KESTER
PLEASE COME AND SEE ME WHEN YOU ARE BACK IN SCHOOL, SO YOU CAN CHOSE A PRIZE FROM THE ART BOX!
I just adore this night time woodland walk that Eva has created….it is so charming. Just look at how the flashlight and lit up the cute bunny and the yellow flower. Simply stunning Eva – well done!
Wow! What a wonderful multi-coloured twist Joshua has put on his woodland night walk picture. It look fab…well done Joshua.
I love the startled look on this owl’s face when he has been caught in the beam of the flashlight. What a lovely picture Jonathan – thanks for sharing it!
What a fabulous night time walk in the woodland, created by Frankie. Great work!
Luke has done a truly wonderful woodland night walk picture. I just love the way you can see the head of the deer. Well done!
Oh my goodness! This delightful woodland night picture, created by Henry, is fabulous. I love the clever way that he has shown how the tree branch have been lit up by the flashlight! Well done Henry – thank you so much for sharing this with us!
Sasha has done a great job creating a woodland night walk. Very well done!
Inspired by this beautiful picture book, the children, in school, have created some stunning pictures. I loved this lesson…take a look at their wonderful work….
These are the clay aliens that the children in school created over two lessons…they are fab!
Wow! Just look at this totally charming alien that Kieron has made. It is huge! I just love it. It is clear that Kieron worked very hard to create this, but his mum also said he had lots of fun! That’s what I love to hear…ART is FUN! Thanks for sharing this Kieron.
Oh my goodness! This is almost too cute for words. I absolutely adore this alien family and their little home. Emelia has done a first rate job creating these super aliens. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!
Wow! What an awesome alien, called Mel, that Olivia has created, complete with a factsheet and also the materials that she has used. I love the melon puns she has used…the melonade drink is definitely sounds like something I would like to try! This is truly magnificent Olivia and I’m sure that it will inspire others to have a go!
Riya has done an outstanding job creating her stripy one-eye alien…called Beepo! Not only is her alien awesome, but she has done a fantastic factsheet to go with it. Top marks Riya!
Ha! Ha! What a brilliant alien Sonny has made. It definitely show his sense of humour…I love it!
What a fantastic job Aiden has done, creating this awesome alien. Wonderful work!
Introducing the extremely cute looking alien called Groot! Dominika has done an amazing job and I just love his hand waving to me! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Wow! What a wonderful start to our alien project! The children in school have done an amazing job. The clay aliens will look even better once they are painted…Watch this space!
Look at these magnificent lanterns that Matilda has made…Wonderful work Matilda – well done!
Alana and Amelia have been busy creating again, this time they’ve been making dreamcatchers with their little sister Ayia. These are absolutely beautiful…Great work girls and thank you so much for always sharing your ideas with us.
This is absolutely delightful! This wonderful house, made by Jovril and Kester, transforms into a mini cooper car. I bet these brothers have had hours of fun playing with this. Well done boys and thanks for sharing.
Kung Hei Fat Choi – Happy New Year!
These Chinese New Year crafts have been made by Sophie…and what a magnificent job she has done. She has made a traditional Chinese fan, complete with blossom and a lucky Chinese waving cat. What a wonderful way to bring in the New Year! Thank you so much for sharing these with us.
Kung Hei Fat Choi – Happy New Year!
Alana and Amelia are getting ready to celebrate the Chinese New Year. They have been making Chinese lanterns and dragons in preparation for Chinese New Year tomorrow. The girls are also going to be cooking a traditional Chinese chicken dish and mango pudding to see in the New Year. Their mum can’t wait. Happy Chinese New year from the Do’urden family!!!
These brothers have had great fun making this ‘craft water’ that they can swim with the fish in! Jovril and Kester have worked hard to make the water look very realistic and inviting…I wonder if the water was cold? Very imaginative boys – well done!
Oh my goodness! Look at this fabulous Viking cup that Edie has made…it looks very authentic! Great job Edie and thanks for sharing this with us!
These talented sisters have been creating again. This time they have turned their hand to making silhouette pictures using watercolours and oil pastels. Amelia chose to her class animal, an elephant….
…..while Alana also did her class animal a cassowary. It sounds like the whole family learnt some weird and wonderful facts about this intriguing bird. Both girls have done a splendid job of the sunset background.
Then Alana had a go at one of my favourite ever crafts…tie dying. What a work of art she has created. It is a bed sheet for her youngest sister’s bed, but it is so stunning it could be framed and hung on the wall. Amazing work Alana. Thank you both for continuing to inspire us with all your crafts.
Matilda has been practising her shadow drawing – great work!
I think this winter landscape diorama, by Jack is absolutely awesome! It is clear he has really taken his time and the end result is simply stunning. If you look closely, you can see a sly fox hiding, waiting to catch his prey! Brilliant work Jack – thanks for sharing!
Yikes! This wonderful diorama, by Jack’s younger brother Harry, gave me such a fright when I spotted the brown, grizzly bear hiding behind the tree. Well done Harry, for doing such a brilliant winter landscape, but not well done for giving poor Mrs Pearson such a scare!😉
Vincent has done an amazing job creating this fabulous winter diorama. I think it looks very charming and it is evident that Vincent put a great deal of effort into making it. Well done!
My goodness – this winter diorama by Jovril is brilliant! The landscape with the trees and mountains are amazing and he was helped by his younger brother Kester. Top job boys – thank you for sharing this with us.
Patch told me that he liked this art activity and it is clear to see why. He has really taken his time to cut out lots of tiny woodland details and then carefully glued them in place. The end result is truly wonderful. Well done Patch!
Eddie has carefully constructed his wither diorama, complete with evergreen and deciduous tree. Top job Eddie – I’m so glad you thought art activity this week was fun!
Wow! Wow! Wow! This winter Diorama by Mostyn is simply stunning. The choice of black silhouette is very striking and the overall effect is amazing. A true work of art Mostyn – well done.
The wonderful children in school created these stunning dioramas, based on the artist and illustrator Kelly Pousette. The are very charming and delightful…The children didn’t want the lesson to end and neither did I!
Wow! The children in school have done it again….these pictures of ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch are just sensational!
This Scream scene by Oliver is simply stunning! The background is very atmospheric and his Scream pose is just brilliant. Top job Oliver, thanks for sharing.
Goodness me! This picture by Marta literally took my breath away…it looks like a true work of art. I love the swirls of colour that she has used for the sky and how she has shown the shadow of the figure… simply stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
I think that Eva’s choice of colours is just amazing and really adds to the atmosphere. Well done!
Wow! Maddie’s drawing of the Scream is amazing. I think the colours look so vibrant and the sky looks fantastic…I love your scream pose too Maddie…Brilliant work!
I’m totally blown away by Liberty’s creation of the Scream. Using water colours. It is totally awesome. I love it!
Just look at this sensation picture of the Scream that Emily create. It is simply stunning…a real work of art – thanks for sharing!
My goodness! This Scream picture by Josh is brilliant. He used his mum’s water pencils to created the background and has done an amazing job. Great work Josh!
Wow! Look at this fabulous drawing of The Scream by Aaron. I love the vivid colours he has used. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Sabrina has put her own interpretation on her picture of the Scream and I think it looks brilliant…well done Sabrina!