The Key Worker group have been learning about snails and slugs. We also read the story of ‘Norman the Snail with the Silly Shell’. The children designed some new shells for Norman to choose from.
Outdoor Learning -Nature Art
"You've got a friend in me"
From us to you
Toilet Roll Challenge
Open Day Art Exhibition
We celebrated a year's hard work by inviting our parents and carers to an open afternoon where we presented all our books and displays. Our progress was something we were very proud of! Each year group produced a display to show all the aspects of art they have experienced and learned about. We hope you have enjoyed our achievements. There was high quality art work evident across the school.
Key Stage One Art Exhibition
Key Stage One created an Art exhibition as part of a "Skills Builder" project. We showcased work based on African and Australian art as well as other aspects of art which linked to our summer term themes. We included drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and weaving. Mr Carter cut the ribbon to open our exhibition officially. Members of staff were taken around the exhibition by pupils from Key Stage One, then pupils from other year groups and finally parents were escorted. The pupils of Key Stage One did a great job of explaining what our art was about, how we created it and what media we used.
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!
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!
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.