Welcome to our new online Art Gallery!
We have decided to launch the gallery this week as it is Artsmark Celebration Week and Holly Grove School is proud to announce we have begun our journey to gaining our Artsmark. Over the next two years we will be encouraging our pupils and staff to have a go at trying new arts, crafts, music and drama – and when the pandemic is under control I will hopefully invite our parents to have a go! Our online gallery is the first step in showing the world what fantastic visual arts our pupils can achieve! Please show your appreciation of Holly Grove School’s Creative Arts!
Alison Redmond Creative Arts Leader
Last term we explored the art technique ‘collage’ and explored sticking pieces of paper, photographs and different fabrics. We did this for the seasons, autumn and winter. As a class we have also been exploring printing. We printed using dried leaves and used our hands to make Christmas cards and calendars. We have had so much fun exploring all these art techniques.
In our class this term we have the art topic of luminous art and all things magical. This has meant we have been using the Sensory Studio for our art sessions and lots of fluorescent and glow in the dark activities! This has been great for our sensory learners who have been able to really focus on the colours under the Ultra Violet lights. Before we finish for the Christmas holidays we will be squishing and squashing Come back soon to see some more of our art!
In Class 3 we have been creating self portraits on the touch screen computer. We had lots of fun doing this. We have also been practising our fine motor skills by colouring, painting, gluing and cutting. For Remembrance Day we created a Poppy Wreath using our handprints.
For the first few weeks in Laura’s Class, we did lots of printing and collages – handprints, fingerprints, self-portraits and decorating gingerbread people. Then we made gingerbread sculptures using homemade ginger playdoh, which smelt lovely. Next, we will be making woodland animal / feature puppets to act out food chains in Science.
In Jack’s class we have been creating self-portraits. We took photos of ourselves using the IPad then used these to create our own drawing. After we had completed the drawing of the self-portraits we used pencil crayons to colour them in.
This term in Danielle`s class we have been working on our drawing and painting skills. We have created silhouettes of different animals for our sunset display. Take a look in our gallery and see if you can spot which animal is which! We have been working hard on our drawing skills and looking at how we can shade using different pencils to create light and dark effects. Before Christmas we will be designing and making pop up Christmas cards for our friends and families.
‘This term we are going on an amazing Adventure, first stop The Arctic! In class we have enjoyed exploring collage and printing to create some beautiful pieces of art and make animals that we have been learning about, we hope you enjoy looking at our art!’
We have been learning about Van Gogh and have painted some pictures inspired by his work. We have also created some volcanoes to go alongside our geography theme.