In term 3 our termly topic has an art focus. To kick start this, we looked at colour theory, learning all about the colour wheel and the types of colour that appear on it. We then created our own versions in our art books, where we were only allowed to use the primary colours to mix all of the other ones that we needed.
We have been exploring lots of different materials and mediums in our art lessons, and using these to create poppies on the theme of remembrance. It was really interesting to compare and contrast the different effects that we were able to create.
We have been learning about the style of Ancient Egyptian art. We learnt that they made use of ‘twist perspective’ in order to get all of the body parts into the image, so that if something happened to their mummified body their soul would have a place to inhabit. After practicing copying the drawings with pencil, we used chalk pastels to create our final artworks.
This week, we moved on to using paint. We learnt about hieroglyphics, and used this to produce our own cartouche - these were ovals filled with a royal name.
We have moved on to 3D art. Using canopic jars as our inspiration, we used the coil pot technique to create the jar, then mounded and carved the lid.