Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Art & Design

Art Policy

All of KS1 had a visit from a local artists - Francesca Bex. They were able to ask her lots of questions about being an artist including - what inspired her, how old she was when she decided to be an artist and what she likes to paint in. Francesca spent time in each class showing the children how to mix watercolours and sorting colours into warm and cool. They then worked in groups to create 'mythical beasts' using watercolour paints. Look how wonderful they are !

In KS1 Art Club, which runs at lunchtimes, the children have been working on a project to create collage lions. They created the coloured paper by using various techniques to mix and print with. The next step was to cut and assemble the lions. Look how fabulous they are !

Royal Academy Young Artists' Competition - Kingfisher

Royal Academy Young Artists' Competition - after the children had created their work to submit to the exhibition, the parents were invited to see the art. It was lovely to have them in the classroom celebrating what their children have achieved.

Year 5 made them own stamps out of plasticine and then used these to print their own Mayan logograms.

Ibis class have used different methods of printing to create their piece of art to enter into our art competition.

Ibis Class have looked into different artists who use collage as their media. We then chose a theme linking to the rainforest and created our own collage and mixed media pieces of work.

Dove Class spent a day creating a piece of work to enter in the Royal Academy Young Artists' Competition. In the morning they used printing, watercolour-pencils, line drawing, paint and collage to represent flowers and vegetables . The afternoon was their opportunity to create a piece of art to show something they were interested in and they could use any media they wanted for this.

Kingfisher Class made some Greek pots using clay

Creating our collage pieces about the rainforest inspired by other artists in Ibis Class

In line with our Quest, Ibis class made and decorated their own versions of Greek Vases

KS1 had a wonderful time participating in the Big Draw festival at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery. They were exploring the concept of sounds and thinking about the concept of a painting/sculpture having a sound. They also created sounds and then drew pictures responding to what they heard.

A small group of children had the wonderful opportunity to take part in a clay and nature workshop lead by Katie Spragg who is an artist in residence at Make - Hauser and Wirth's Gallery on Bruton High Street. First they went to the allotments to draw inspiration and collect leaves and plants which would add texture to the clay. Then the children got to see inside Katie's studio and have a look at some of her work. We then spent time creating our own 'stories' in clay.

As a follow up to the workshop with Katie Spraggs in September, the children returned to see their work (which had been fired in the kiln) displayed in Make on the High Street. We met with the artist and saw some of her work. After that we went to the studios and worked with her and some carers from Wincanton to create a collaborative piece of art based on hedgerows.

PORTRAITS - For our whole school portrait focus KS1 looked at the artist Paul Klee and created a their own portrait in the style of him. They used their sketch books to do a small, detailed study or their favourite piece of his art. They then followed this up be creating a watercolour and pastel portrait in the style of Klee.

PORTRAITS - Auklet and Barn Owl made self-portraits in the style of Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Year Three and Four made self-portraits in the style of Roy Lichtenstein.

Year 5 and 6 looked into the work by Gustav Klimt. We created an artist study about him and then looked into some of the patterns he used. After this, we created our our self-portraits in the style of the Woman in Gold.

Dove Class took part in a felting workshop with local craftsperson Janna Turner. They started off by washing the sheep wool and making a bracelet. Then they then designed their own felt squares and followed the whole process through to create their tile.

Twelve children from Years 4-6 were given the wonderful opportunity to visit the art department of Kings School to take part in an art experience day. They got to take part in 6 different workshops throughout the day: pottery, photography, printing, fashion, filming and silver-smithing.

In Cuckoo, we have had a focus on art this week. The children started by selecting photos of vegetables to do close up line drawings in their sketch books. They then chose their favourite square to enlarge and then fill with bright oil pastels to create an abstract piece! I think they look great!

In Falcon Class, we have been experimenting mixing watercolours to produce as many different shades as possible.

Chalk pastels were used to create 'The Blitz'

Year 6 use pastels to recreate 'The Weeping Woman' by Picasso

Reception pupils used shapes to recreate 'The Snail' by Matisse