Somerleyton Primary School

Visual Arts

 

The arts give us the tools and skills that are essential to help us make our way through life.  We owe it to the next generation to ensure that they enjoy an education that offers them the whole of life and culture:head, heart and soul.

Cultural Learning Alliance 

 

At Somerleyton Primary we encourage 

children to explore and express ideas, 

feelings and experiences through visual art.

 

 

Getting Creative at lunchtime

Pupils were inspired in the learning garden at lunchtime by

gathering materials to create their own water feature. 

 

 

Celebrating World Book Day 

Children from all years transformed a spoon or a potato into their favourite

book or story character.  You can see for yourself the creativity and ingenuity

involved in the work of the children. A wonderful variety of characters inspired

from the past as well as modern classics.

 

Judging was not easy, all had such individual qualities, so all were entered into

a prize draw to win a book. All children who entered received a small prize and

every pupil received a book token. 

Congratulations to Ellie, Syke, Jasmine and Willow, enjoy reading your new books.

 

 

Play time Inspiration 

During lunchtime the children were feeling very createful and designed a sculpture

in the learning garden.

 

 

Reception

 The children mixed different shades and tones of blue by using

black and white paint.  they painted a winter back drop,

added paper trees and finally completed the picture with snow.

 

 

 Class 2 

Children in year 3 & 4 visited historical areas of Somerleyton,

looking at natural features and buildings. 

They sketched Somerleyton Hall, the marina,and the swing bridge.

We would like to thank Lord and Lady Somerleyton for letting us look

around the hall and grounds.

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 Class 1 

As part of Remembrance Day class 1 worked hard sketching poppies

both in shade and colour, mixing orange and red paint to create

the colour of the petals.

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Class 2 

As part of year 3 and 4's art project they have been looking at patterns

and textures, sketching a variety of fishes using pencil to shade

and make bold features.

  

 Using collage techniques class 2 created 3D fish, using black and white

shapes for the scales.

 

 

Reception

The children studied Vicent Van Gogh's Starry Night

paintings and used this as inspiration for their own. 

They mixed black and white paint to blue to achieve the shades for the sky

and made yellow swirls and stars.

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 Class 2 - Observational still-life drawings 

Using soft pencils, from 2b to 6b to create tones of grey,

the children described the shape ad form of the objects in still life.

They described the degree of lightness or darkness of an area

and used a rubber to show where the light was brightest. 

The tones varied from the bright white of a light source through

to shades of grey to the deepest black shadows. 

I am sure you will agree the results are excellent.

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 reated black and white collage fish using

pattern and texture.LEASE CLICK ON TH PHOTO TO SHOW FULL SIZE 

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Born 1853 Netherlands- died 1890 France

Year one have been inspired by the striking colour and

energetic brushwork shown in his sunflower paintings.

Using thick paints applied with spreaders they have successfully

painted the flowers then using collage and wax crayons added

background to create these wonderful still life images.

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 Year 3 & 4 were inspired by the French artists Andre Derain and Matisse to create

their own portraits.  They were particularly looking at using hot and cold tones to show

light and dark.

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 Years 1 and 2 as part of their project on toys through the years they have

been drawing their teddy bears in pencil and crayons.

 

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Class 1 - each child in class one constructed a model of a

Somerleyton house which is linked to their topic studying

Somerleyton village.

 

 

 Class One:  After a visit to the theatre to see The Snail and the Whale

performance, the pupils responded with with wax resist and written descriptions.