Tag Archives: Art

Maud Lewis Lighthouse Seascapes

Maud Lewis's House

On Friday we looked at the art of a Canadian folk artist called Maud Lewis (1903-1970).

Maud was self taught and lived in a tiny house which although very plain from the outside, was very colourful inside, as she painted every available surface.

Read more about Maud Lewis here.

We used a wet wash for the sky, sponged the sea and painted the hill and rocks. We drew, cut out and stuck on our lighthouses and other details.

We adapted this lesson from a great art site called Deepspacesparkle.

Recycled Bottle Fish

We are on holiday at the moment but before we came off we were working on recycling some of the bottles we had collected into these fantastic fish.

First we covered the bottle with a layer of newspaper and a layer of paper towel. Then we added another layer of tissue paper and glue to make them really colourful. We made eyes by taping on some recycled bottle tops. We also covered these with tissue. Finally, we made tails and fins from coloured card and added some sparkles. We have also added a hook and some string so we can hang them up. Don’t they look fantastic?

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Recycling art – Jar Tealights

On Friday we made some tealight holders by re-using glass jars we had been collecting. We covered them with squares of tissue paper and a thin layer of watered down glue. We added some sequin sparkles around the top to make them look even more special. Keep looking out for more recycled art over the coming weeks!

This Superstar liked them so much she went home and made her own!

Look what I made!

World Book Day

A friendly scarecrow!
Who's this scary witch?

Yesterday was World Book Day.  We were able to come to school dressed as book characters.  We had a special box of books delivered to our classroom which we could choose to read from all week.  The whole school has been taking part in a sponsored reading project to try to raise money for more reading books for the school.

Six princesses and a Spongebob!

We made 3D collages of people reading for a new display outside the ICT suite.

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Emperor Penguins

Filling in the details.

Today we worked together to draw and paint some Emperor Penguins for a display in the hall outside our classroom. We have learned that Emperor Penguins are one of only three animals that live all the year round in Antarctica. The can grow to about one metre in height which is about the same height as a child in Primary 1!

We will add the finishing touches next week.

Exchanging Art

Our friends at the Big Byte Learning Institute in Taiwan have been celebrating Chinese New Year.  They sent us Chinese lanterns with messages they had written.  They left them flat so we could make them up ourselves.  What a great idea!

Our finished lanterns.

 We were looking for an idea for something that we could send back when we found this great idea for kilts on the P3 Dunipace blog.  Click here to see go to their website and see their brilliant video.  Thank you for allowing us to share your idea P3.

We are also going to send the children in Taiwan information about Burns day and some Scottish poems.  I wonder if they will like them!

Making our tartan pattern.



Snowflake printing

This afternoon we tried out snowflake printing. We used the edge of a piece of card, cut from a box, then dipped in paint to do our printing. We are going to put the finishing touches to these next week. We will post a picture of them when they are finished.

We are planning to add them to our Antarctica roleplay and information corner.