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Today at King James we looked at a form of Japanese art called Kawaii which means 'cute'. The cartoon character called Pikachu is drawn in this style with big round eyes being the main characteristic.
As we are focussing on Summer, we drew our favourite Summer fruits, then made it into the Kawaii style. We then took some images of food and added characteristics of our own in the style of the artist Charlotte Lovely.
We then used real fruit and added features!
Finally we had the opportunity to photograph our own creations, we will use Photo-shop on these in our next session ready to place on our Summer canvas.
This week we tried our hand at a mono-print technique to create the background for our 'Summer' canvas.
We began by drawing a summer scene, we then placed this onto a piece of poly-block and dotted around the outline with a sharp pencil. We then joined the dots on the block ready to roll over with printing ink.
Once the ink was applied we rolled our designs onto a piece of paper to see the effect.
Finally we printed our designs onto the canvas which had been covered in bold colours of tissue paper to create a Summer effect.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We used images to create collages and completed with a set of words and phrases associated with each season.
Next week we will begin to use a variety of skills to begin our canvas!
Year 4 have finally completed their piece for exhibition in Summer. Today we added Spring flowers to our collage background.
We then added our Spring tree to be painted.
Finally we added our origami flowers for a 3-D effect.
....a Spring into action!
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.
We used a technique called pointillism; adding dots, to an array of flowers which will also be added to our canvas.
We then completed the full collage background ready to add our beautiful art!
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 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.
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.
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.
After 6 weeks of learning new creative skills, we have finally created our completed exhibition piece; 'Autumn'.
Onto our collaged canvas we applied some Brusho powder to create Autumn leaves and then painted our tree silhouette.
We then created a border with cardboard leaves, string and foil.
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.
The time came for us to begin our final project for the exhibition at the end of the school year.
We decided to use a 100cm by 50cm canvas onto which we used the ripped mixed media effect.
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 .
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 attached string to a board in the shape of an Autumn theme, covered with aluminium then added colour for extra effect.
Next week our approach is cubism- with a look at the art of Picasso!