Over the coming weeks we will be looking at different artists, learning about their lives, their work and enjoy different activities based upon their work.
Sticking with the idea of staying close to home our first artist is Yorkshireman David Hockney.
Be active, be creative!
Whether it is your daily walk or a PE session with Joe Wickes that has been getting you and your family moving, we have all been a bit more conscious of keeping active over these last few months. Exercise and creativity are known to make you feel good so this week we are looking at capturing movement with the master of pastel Edgar Degas.
Now its your turn to create your own piece of art work inspired by Degas. Edgar Degas liked to draw people who were entertainers and sports people such as dancers, horse riders and circus acrobats. He was very interested in drawing movement.
Like Degas try to capture something that moves. How about a footballer running for the ball or a dog chasing a stick. you could do an outline in black pen and then use felt tips, paint or pastels to make marks to create an impression of movement.
Little green fingers!
We have become a nation of gardeners, whether it be a window box, an allotment or a patch of garden we have all been really appreciating our bit of green space recently. There is something very optimistic about watching things grow and flourish. This week we are looking at Claude Monet's interpretation of his generous garden at Giverny and we encourage you to be creative about your outside spaces too.
Now its your turn to go outside and create your own piece of art work inspired by plants, flowers and trees. You could do leaf rubbings and make a collage. Or how about making your own water lily creation like Monet? You could use tin foil in a shallow dish and add moss around the outside and float daisies on top.
We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations.
'Only in the darkness can you see the stars...'One of the positives to come out of the current situation is the clear skies we are all enjoying. There have been lots of astronomical sights to behold from super moons to shooting stars but if you are all tucked up in bed by then why not create your own night time scene inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.
Our next artist to study is Andy Warhol, a very famous American artist who was born in the . Andy created art inspired by things around him like magazine adverts, cartoon characters and even his favourite tin of tomato soup!
Andy used a technique called print making and he made prints of the same thing over and over again, changing the bright colours each time and then putting them all together.
With such a focus on hand washing at the moment why not get your hands a bit messy and create your own series of Pop Art handprints inspired by the great Andy Warhol. You could even make a 'Please wash your hands' poster with them. Or you could raid the kitchen cupboard and draw your own tin of soup or baked beans using the brightest colours possible.
Click on the links below to see ideas for the activities above.
Click on the link below to see Mondrians abstract work of art called 'The Broadway Boogie Woogie'.
Can you answer the questions on the second page? You could ask your family to answer the questions too.
Can you explore the world outside your window?
We are setting a whole school challenge to produce some art work of the view from your window - using whatever art materials you have to hand: pencil, paint, pastels, felt-tips, collage materials....
Save your art work carefully as we want to make a display in school.