Creativity Project

Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!

Published on Thursday 26 April 2018 by Miss Bryson.

Week two at King James Art department- this week we lent our hands to cold wax batik. Firstly, we created patterns and drew our outlines with wax crayon- this would resist the ink dye once applied.

Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!

We then wet our paper and crumpled it so that it would add extra effect to the dye. We applied a variety of coloured dyes to produce an array of designs!

Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!

Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!Year 3 were 'dying' to have a try!


Summer starts for Year 3!

Published on Friday 20 April 2018 by Miss Bryson.

It is the final term for our creativity project with King James Art Department. Year 5 and 4 have already produces final pieces for exhibition with an Autumn and Spring theme, now it is Year 3's opportunity to produce a Summer and Winter piece to join them.

Summer starts for Year 3!Summer starts for Year 3!

In this first week we began by making mind-maps of each season; this will help us with ideas on how to create our final canvas for exhibition.

Summer starts for Year 3!Summer starts for Year 3!

We used images to create collages and completed with a set of words and phrases associated with each season.

Summer starts for Year 3!Summer starts for Year 3!

Next week we will begin to use a variety of skills to begin our canvas!


It put a Spring in our step!

Published on Thursday 29 March 2018 by Miss Bryson.

Year 4 have finally completed their piece for exhibition in Summer. Today we added Spring flowers to our collage background.

It put a Spring in our step!It put a Spring in our step!

We then added our Spring tree to be painted.

It put a Spring in our step!

Finally we added our origami flowers for a 3-D effect.

It put a Spring in our step!It put a Spring in our step!

....a Spring into action!


Not such a blank canvas!

Published on Friday 23 March 2018 by Miss Bryson.

This week at King James we arrived to find a carousel of activities had been organised for us! We need to begin to assemble our 'Spring canvas' ready for exhibition; and time is certainly starting to 'spring forward'! We began by adding collage for the background of our blank canvas.

Not such a blank canvas!

We used a technique called pointillism; adding dots, to an array of flowers which will also be added to our canvas.

Not such a blank canvas!

We then completed the full collage background ready to add our beautiful art!

 

Not such a blank canvas!Not such a blank canvas!

Lastly we added paint detail to our previously made origami flowers. We also used coloured tissue paper and bleach to create other flower designs to be added to our final piece.


Year 4 get creative.

Published on Friday 23 February 2018 by Miss Bryson.

Year 4 have begun a creative art project based on the seasons at King James Academy in Bishop Auckland. Their final creative piece will be exhibited alongside those of the King James GCSE students this summer term. The focus this term is Spring.

Year 4 get creative.Year 4 get creative.

Each week the children are shown a new technique using a variety of mediums; last week we drew some images of spring with crayon and then applied coloured ink to create a wax resist effect.

Year 4 get creative.Year 4 get creative.

This week we drew and coloured Spring images onto paper and used an origami- paper folding technique to create Spring flowers; these will become the border for our final piece.

Year 4 get creative.Year 4 get creative.


We COULD see the wood for the trees!

Published on Friday 8 December 2017 by Miss Bryson.

After 6 weeks of learning new creative skills, we have finally created our completed exhibition piece; 'Autumn'.

We COULD see the wood for the trees!We COULD see the wood for the trees!

Onto our collaged canvas we applied some Brusho powder to create Autumn leaves and then painted our tree silhouette.

We COULD see the wood for the trees!We COULD see the wood for the trees!

We then created a border with cardboard leaves, string and foil.

We COULD see the wood for the trees!We COULD see the wood for the trees!

Once we had added colour to the border we fixed it in place to complete the piece. This will be exhibited next Summer alongside the forthcoming projects of the remaining seasons.


Well that's torn it!

Published on Thursday 16 November 2017 by Miss Bryson.

The time came for us to begin our final project for the exhibition at the end of the school year.

Well that's torn it!Well that's torn it!

We decided to use a 100cm by 50cm canvas onto which we used the ripped mixed media effect.

Well that's torn it!Well that's torn it!

We used thick glue to keep all of the materials in place; this will act as the background for our Autumn scene.

In our next session we will add a 3-D Autumn tree .


We couldn't 'LEAF' it alone!

Published on Tuesday 10 October 2017 by Miss Bryson.

As we enter the forth week of our seasonal creativity project, we have used a technique to add some shine to our final piece!

We couldn't 'LEAF' it alone!We couldn't 'LEAF' it alone!

We attached string to a board in the shape of an Autumn theme, covered with aluminium then added colour for extra effect.

We couldn't 'LEAF' it alone!We couldn't 'LEAF' it alone!

Next week our approach is cubism- with a look at the art of Picasso!