At Herringthorpe Infants we aim to engage, inspire and challenge all pupils in Art. Throughout the year we provide opportunities for pupils to develop their skills and techniques across the following 5 media:
pen and ink
dry powder paint
Year 1 have been learning about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and have used his work to inspire and create their own piece of artwork using natural materials. Alongside this, they have also developed their clay modelling skills and produced amazing hedgehog sculptures from one piece of clay. They have also had the opportunity to develop their painting skills focusing on mixing thick paint. During Spring term Year 1 will be taking their painting skills further by building on mixing thick paint and looking at adding detail.
Year 2 have been learning about the famous artist David Hockney and have used his style of painting to develop and share their own ideas to create a collaborative woodland scene painting. Following on from this, the children have been inspired to sketch a more detail forest scene using pencil.
Year 2 have also worked on developing their fabric skills, adopting the pinch and push sewing technique to produce a Fabric piece based on the story Into The Forest.
During Spring term the children will be learning about the artist Andy Warhol and will be developing their skills in the style of Pop Art.
This year our school is going to take part in two fantastic Art projects.
An art project where schools are invited to use it as an inspiration for cross-curricular work. The challenge is to use the artwork imaginatively in classrooms as a stimulus for working creatively in areas such as literacy, art history, ICT music, dance and drama.
The artwork 'Sheffield through the Ages by Joe Scarborough has been chosen as the stimulus for the 2019/20 Picture This Project. Towards the end of the project there will be an opportunity for the children's artwork to be displayed at a huge exhibition alongside all the other schools that have taken part.
We already have some fantastic ideas and art experiences planned for the children. Watch this space...
Alongside the Picture This Project our school have also enrolled onto Artsmark. This is an accredited award by the Arts Council England. They support schools to develop and celebrate a commitment to arts and cultural education. As part of our work to achieving the Artsmark award we will be embedding a teaching approach which provides a wider variety of the arts for our children to experience.
Check out the Artsmark website to find out more.