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Sharing creativity

Over the past two weeks Sunningwell C of E Primary School’s classes 3 and 4 welcomed art teachers from St Helen’s to join their afternoon art sessions to make art on the theme of inside/outside. All the work will be exhibited at St Helen’s next term in an exhibition of work done by five local schools, including our own Year 5 and 6.

Last week class 4 (Years 5 and 6) looked at the work of American artist Sarah Cain and then got very messy mixing a fantastic range of colours using many different types of mark and pattern on irregular pieces of card. Each student then used a piece of work by Sarah Cain as a starting point and made a collage from different coloured and textured papers, carefully observing the paintings that Sarah Cain produces. Students placed the painted images on the collages to make exciting and richly layered finished constructions.











On Tuesday class 3 (Years 3 and 4) were introduced to the work of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (sometimes known as the ‘queen of polka dots’). They talked about colour and pattern and then did self-portraits on acetate using coloured dots and special coloured pens to create lively graphics that were all very realistic!

We all had a creative time and look forward to seeing the children, their teachers and parents at the forthcoming exhibition.


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