In term three, we are learning about Inuit art; that is, art produced by the Inuits, who are the native people of the arctic.
We started off by learning about the different types of traditional Inuit art, and finding out that they normally create art based on their surroundings. This means, that quite often, arctic animals feature in their work.
We made our own printing blocks, based on the shapes found in some Inuit paintings of animals, and then used these to develop our printmaking technique.
The Art focus for term 2, is 2D materials and techniques. Elm class will be developing their skills with pencils, paint and pastels over the coming weeks.
Our first focus, was adding tone to pencil drawings. To do this, we created direct observation drawings of a still life, which comprised of genuine WW2 helmets.
As part of our, 'Tomorrow's World' topic, we have been using technology to create art. This week, we learnt about the artist Michael Craig Martin. He uses flat colours and black outlines to create still life pieces of everyday objects; the size and colour of the objects are not realistic though.
We use a paint programme to create our own. Here are some of the results: