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P5 Georges Seurat Research Homework – w/b 6.3.17


George Seurat was an artist whose favourite medium was paint. He is best known for one particular technique. Your homework is to research the following pieces of information about him and share your findings with your year group by posting a comment on this blog.

  1. When and where was he born?
  2. When and where did he die?
  3. What age was he when he died?
  4. What painting techniques was he most famous for – clue, it begins with P.
  5. Explain what this technique means.
  6. Any other information that you find interesting.

Also, see if you can find examples of his paintings, choose your favourite and explain why you like that particular painting.

The links below will help you with this task.

Georges Seurat

Biography plus some paintings

Facts and Information

Mrs Hughes

P6-7 Jewellery Making Masterclass

This afternoon we started our new Masterclass. P6-7 pupils suggested what activities could be done for Expressive Arts and a popular choice was jewellery making.

Learning Outcomes:

I have the opportunity to choose and explore an extended range of media and technologies to create images and objects, comparing and combining them for specific tasks. EXA 2-02a

I can develop and communicate my ideas, demonstrating imagination and presenting at least one possible solution to a design problem. EXA 2-06a

Design Considerations

  • Who are you designing this for? Who is the client?
  • The design should use a limited amount of colour, no more than four and be related to your theme.
  • The design should be easily worn

Are there any other design issues that you should consider as part of your brief?

P5H Burns Artwork – 18.1.17

Last week you had a group art activity to complete for our Scotland topic and it was all about working as a team. Each group member had to work with their other group members to draw a different section of a picture of Robert Burns’ head.

You had to check you all had your paper positioned the same way. Did you remember? Next you had to make sure each drawing was drawn to scale. You also had to check with all of your group members to make sure each part of Burns’ face matched up. Did you do this enough?

Here are the completed drawings. Show someone at home the section(s) you drew for your group. Let me know what they think by posting a comment.

P5S – Brazil – Beatriz Milhazes Artwork P5 Style

Image result for brazil flag

Most of our artwork inspired by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes  @milhazesbeatrix is finally completed and on the wall! I have to say it was definitely worth the wait. They look fabulous!

Beatriz is an artist known for her colourful abstract paintings filled with many different shapes and swirling patterns: just like a kaleidoscope.

Everyone in class chose their favourite painting and created their own interpretation using paints or pencils. The final pieces are just wonderful. I am a very proud teacher.

Please show off your design to someone at home.




P7M – Food Inspired ICT Art

This afternoon we combined our Food topic with Art and ICT to produce masterpieces, inspired by Giuseppe  Arcimboldo (1527-1593).  He was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of such objects as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish, and books. We looked at a few of his paintings and discussed our opinions, what we thought we saw and if the title matched the  image.

We then used Pic Collage on the iPads to create our own collage using clipped fruit and vegetable images from the internet. We tried to add as much detail as possible, thinking carefully what fruit and vegetables best looked like facial features and body parts. What do you think?


P5S – Our Art Gallery

Our first art lesson has been completed and is on the wall for everyone to see.


Using pastels we drew a portrait of one another. We had to look closely at our model’s face to ensure we used the correct proportions when drawing their facial features. How did we do?

When choosing colours to use in our portraits, we looked at the colour wheel. We chose complementary colours which tend to be directly across from one another on the wheel.

Image result for complementary color wheel

Here are the completed portraits. Look closely, can you see any resemblances?