Category Archives: Art

Landscape paintings

This half term, Robins are learning about landscapes in Art and will also be using watercolours to create wonderful paintings.

The class considered why people find landscapes appealing and shared their ideas and opinions. They also compared examples of work by two landscape artists called David Hockney and Heaton Cooper.

Before using any paint, the class experimented with sketching a horizon, using perspective and creating a vanishing point. Here are some examples by Millie and Abdulbari.

Our work in digital media

Studying digital media in Art, Robins have loved experimenting by editing photographs using the Pixlr app.

Here are some of the creations to date by Cara, Callum, Jake, Katie, Kayleigh, Naheedul, Nathanuel, Ronnie, Nila and Tiffany.

Tiffanie and Keon

Paint our Greek vases

Robins were eager to paint and decorate their Greek vases this afternoon! We watched a film first as inspiration and looked at some real Greek plates. Then it was time to get creative. It was a tricky task to hold the delicate vases whilst trying to paint intricate detail. As the pieces were painted we thought about the learning behaviours we were using without even realising. These included active listening, perseverance, concentration and creativity!

Abstract portraits

On Tuesday, Robins finished creating abstract portraits in the style of Picasso’s cubism period, using oil pastels. There were some really bright, fantastic and colourful pieces of work.

Shayla – I liked it when we made a portrait crossed with a profile picture and colouring in.
Sophie S – I enjoyed learning about the Blue Period and creating our own abstract pictures. I liked it when we combined the technique to draw a guitar. With abstract art, we were able to mix faces together and colour it the way we wanted.
Millie – I enjoyed painting in the style of Picasso’s Blue Period.



Pablo Picasso art


Over the last few weeks, Robins have been studying Pablo Picasso. First of all, they found out about all the artist and recorded facts.

Last week, the whole class drew a self portrait using pencil. Today everyone used collage to create abstract faces in the style of Picasso’s art.

It was great fun!

Pablo Picasso art


This week, the children have been looking at story of ‘The Shirt Machine’ during English lessons. During Art we watched the video of the story and also looked at the work of Pablo Picasso. We looked at how Picasso painted and his unusual style. The children started to design their own Shirt Machines in the style of Picasso. Here are some pictures to show their work in progress. Well done Year 4, they are looking great!