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A Masterpiece in School

At Hawthorn we have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to observe a sculpture in school and take part in a workshop to improve our drawing skills. We worked in partnership with Art UK, an organisation which creates links with art galleries and museums to bring art works into school so children can observe them closely for an extended period of time followed by taking part in an activity based upon the masterpiece.

 

On Monday 4th March, we welcomed "Esther", also known as "The Mona Lisa of Walsall", together with  Laura from Art Uk, Julie from Walsall Art Gallery, and Rob, an artist-educator. The sculpture was an image of the 15 year old daughter of the  famous post-war sculptor Jacob Epstein.

 

Each year group had the opportunity to observe the statue, practise mark making with charcoal and chunky graphite pencils, then draw a portrait of "Esther". The older children got the chance to touch her to find out about texture.

 

Here are some photographs for you to enjoy of our special day!

Meet Esther!

Meet Esther! 1
Meet Esther! 2

Reception Class

Reception Class 1 Looking all the way round.
Reception Class 2 Careful drawing

Year One

Year One 1 Drawing
Year One 2 Comparing Esther with her photos.

Nursery

Nursery 1 More careful drawing

Year 2

Year 2 1 Our pictures
Year 2 2

Year 3

Year 3 1 Our drawings

Year 4

Year 4 1 Mark making
Year 4 2 Sketching a profile
Year 4 3 Drawing a portrait

Year 5

Year 5 1 Taking shape!
Year 5 2 Another profile

Year 6

Year 6 1 Feeling textures
Year 6 2 More mark making
Year 6 3 Observing and drawing

Our Art Exhibition

We had a successful Art Exhibition in the hall during our open afternoon. We showcased a variety of different Art skills that have been delivered  across the school. We hope you have enjoyed our efforts!

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In the Hawthorn Gallery, you can view pictures taken across the school of the children's activities, their great learning, some of the art work that they have produced.

We are now gathering new pictures for the gallery to add to the ones below and will publish them shortly!

Art on display 

These photographs are examples of Art work from year groups across the school which show a range of techniques and materials. There are many cross curricular links to Art planned through our learning journeys through which we encourage and educate our children to appreciate the Art from different times and cultures and to appreciate the skills of a wide range of painters, designers and craftspeople.

Portraits by Nursery and Reception.

Portraits by Nursery and Reception. 1
Portraits by Nursery and Reception. 2

Paintings of owls by Year One

Paintings of owls by Year One 1
Paintings of owls by Year One 2

Trees from different seasons painted by Year One

Trees from different seasons painted by Year One 1

Collages of Egyptian head dresses by Year 3

Collages of Egyptian head dresses by Year 3 1

Collages and models of volcanoes by Year 5

Collages and models of volcanoes by Year 5 1
Collages and models of volcanoes by Year 5 2
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Portraits by Year 6

Portraits by Year 6 1
Portraits by Year 6 2

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