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Autumn Term 2, 2020

Year 2. Theme: Wild Things.


This term was even more fun than the last one!  During this project, I wanted the children to explore mark making by using different types of pens. They also created their own drawing materials to produce different effects to their drawings as well as using pastels to explore the use of colour and express mood. Our starting point and inspiration came from Access Art and the illustrations and story of "Where the Wild Things Are" by  Maurice Sendak. The children started by drawing their favourite cuddly toy, to dressing up and drawing each other as  'Wild Things', imagining where their wild thing might live to producing a 3D modroc figure of their own wild thing. They explored language by describing what  a wild thing could be & what makes it scared or fierce.   I am so impressed by what they produced and can't wait to show you their final pieces when we return to school.

Autumn Term 2020


This term I have had the absolute pleasure of working with children from Oak & Birch class.  The children from Oak class have been working on the theme of Shapes & Patterns, inspired by artists Henri Matisse and Benode Behari Mukherjee.  They also read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert and Matisse's Garden as a starting point for generating ideas and to develop their art vocabulary.  Our budding artists explored drawing, collage and print making.  They had lots of fun and produced some lovely art exploring different techniques.  Well done Yr 1!

Congratulations to those children in Mrs Dobney's Art Group, who entered the National Open Art Competition.  Their work, which has been featured on the organisation's website, can be seen in the slideshow below.  Well done everyone! We are very proud of you.  


Here is the link, if you would like to view the website:

National Open Art Exhibition - 2016/17

Congratulations to Orlando Quinn (Willow) and Elijah King (Birch)

Elijah King (6) and Orlando Quinn (10) displayed a piece of their art at the NOA exhibition. Neil Lawson Baker, Executive Chairman of the NOA & Sculptor, said, “They are both sensationally excellent works of art. They were so well received at The National Open which is the No1 Open Art Exhibition if the entire UK and the Chairman of the Royal Academy wanted to buy both works. I can't tell you how talented they both are and what a wonderful job your art department is doing. I have been Chairman of NOA for 10 years and these two works are absolutely outstanding.”

Elijah King - "Meadows"

Orlando Quinn - Picasso Head

National Open Art Competition Entries 2015

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