Primary 7 were set a challenge to prepare an art activity to make with their Primary 1 buddies. They had to create it themselves and gather all the resources with a little help from their teachers. Today Primary 7 worked with their Primary 1 buddies and created their Christmas masterpieces. Everybody had lots of fun and it was great for the buddies to spend time together.
The Thursday art after school club have enjoyed looking at the work of Chuck Close. He uses his hands to create large paintings! We used only our fingers and cotton buds to create the portrait with the black paint, then used vibrant oil pastels for the background. We loved the results and also learned how to draw a face using the correct proportions! So, it just goes to show that you dont’ always need to think ‘paintbrush’ when you get the paints out!
Primary 7 have been exploring the artist Hokusai and looking at his work ‘The Great Wave’ with Miss Notman. We were interested to look at the techniques he used to create dramatic waves and explored these in our own Hokusai inspired waves! We used a pencil to explore line and create the composition, then we we were left to be as expressive and dramatic as we could with the paint! We used contrasting colours to add defintion and drama! The results were wonderful and we have become even more confident with painting and taking risks to explore colour and paint techniques!
Can you design a Christmas picture for your local Co-op Food Store?
This competition is open to all children from Nursery to Primary 7. There will be 3 overall prize winners from each of the following groups: – Nursery – P1, P2-P4 and P5-P7. There will also be one runner up prize from each year group. Ask in school for more details. Best of luck.