Welcome to Willingham Primary School's Art blog. Here, you can see what your children have been doing in their Art lessons and celebrate their amazing creations. If you would like to see older posts, they are still available in the Archive section.
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- 10/02/19Mr Morel and I felt privileged to be asked to give a short presentation on how to develop a knowledge-rich art curriculum at the Wonder Years Conference at the end of January. Since then, I have had a few enquiries about the art curriculum at Willingham Primary School, and...Read Full Story
Year 3/4: Canopic jars 2Having modelled and left the clay lids to dry, it was time for the children to decorate their jars.Read Full Story
Year 1: Peter Thorpe RocketsHaving spent the last lesson mastering chalk pastel and paint techniques, the children were ready to create their own artwork inspired by the rocket paintings of Peter Thorpe.Read Full Story
Year 3/4: Canopic JarsFor their second project in this half-term, the Year 3/4s are designing and making canopic jars, originally used by the ancient Egyptians to preserve the organs of a deceased person for use in the afterlife.Read Full Story
Year 5/6: L. S. Lowry, part 2Having completed their drawings, it was time for the children to add colour, figures and final details. You can see photographs of the earlier lessons here. We looked at Lowry's own colour palette and techniques and used the original drawings in our sketchbooks to try out differen...Read Full Story
Year 1 & 2: Paint and pastel technIquesNext week, we will be creating pictures inspired by the rocket paintings of Peter Thorpe.Read Full Story
Year 3/4: Egyptian PortraitsHaving learned how to draw faces in profile, the children were ready to transfer their sketches to paper and add colour. They were working mainly in chalk pastel, which is not an easy medium to master, and throughout these lessons, I was impressed by the children's focus and determination t...Read Full Story
Year 1 & 2: Alien Line DrawingAfter a few weeks using paint and oil pastel, the Year 1s and 2 s are learning to create effective line drawings from their imagination.Read Full Story
Year 5/6: L. S. Lowry, part 1In the first few weeks of this half-term, the Year 5/6s will be creating their own pictures inspired by the art of L. S. Lowry.Read Full Story
Year 2: Starry NightThis week, it was time to put the finishing touches to our background painting before adding the foreground details. Photographs of our first lesson on Van Gogh can be found here.Read Full Story
Year 1: Starry NightThe Year 1s have also been studying Van Gogh's Starry Night as part of their work on Space.Read Full Story
Year 5/6: Poppy ProjectAs the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War approaches, I thought that it would be an appropriate time to post an update on the work done by the Year 5s and 6s on poppies as a symbol of remembrance.Read Full Story