In Art today Robins were looking at repeating and tessalating patterns.
We had a go at continuing Greek inspired patterns that the Roman’s loved. It required us to analyse the pattern. Could we spot the repeated pattern? Mr Lo asked us to use our computational thinking knowledge and think about pattern recognition, for example. two yellow one blue two yellow one blue.
Mr Crooks then introduced to them Solomon’s knot. We talked about how it often appears in ancient Roman mosaics, usually represented as two interlaced ovals.
He then modelled how to draw it.
We showed good concentration and independence by having a go at drawing it with precision by ourselves.
Well done to Oliver! You were amazing in Art today.
The Robins have been learning about Pablo Picasso in their Art lessons. We have looked at the different periods in which his paintings went through; blue period, Cubism, African period and the rose period.
This morning, the Robins were creating their final piece. They had chosen one of the periods to take their inspiration from, used the work they had previously done in their sketch books to paint either a self-portrait ,a portrait of someone else or their own creative cubism inspired piece of art. First, they drew an outline in faint pencil.
Then, they either used water colours or oil pastel to create their art work.
This morning, for art week we were doing an artist’s study about Zariah Forman. We read information about her, looked at her art work and watched a video of how she creates it. We also started sketching images that made us think of her.
This afternoon, Robins were illustrators. We were painting and drawing images inspired by our class reader The Promise. We looked at the illustrations in the book, the colours used, the techniques and style. We noticed how they changed throughout the book, from grey, black and brown to green and much more vibrant.
We planned what we wanted to draw this morning and then this afternoon, used sketching pencils, water colours and wax crayons. We will use the images as the background for our city poems.
On Wednesday Robins showed concentration and creativity whilst having a go at taking their own photo’s. They demonstrated they were able to use grid lines to plan their composition, focus on a subject and adjust the brightness when needed.
Let’s take a look at some of their pieces! Don’t they look good?
They discovered how they could not only apply pre-set filters but also change individual settings, thus becoming advanced photo editors.
It was great fun experimenting how to adjust settings such as Vibrance, Saturation, Hue, Brightness, Contrast and temperature. This required a lot of active listening, concentration, perseverance and creative thinking.
Having mastered the controls; Robins had to edit their photo to match the style of
In Art this afternoon, the Robins were exploring sketching pencils. We looked at the different names of the pencils and what they mean and what we would use them for. Then we experimented with the different pencils in our sketch books. We compared the H and B pencils and what was different about them.
As an extension activity Mr Lo showed Robins how to write volcano (known as a fire mountain) in Chinese. Volcano in Chinese is made up of the Chinese characters for Fire and Mountain. Can you see how the Chinese characters are pictograms?
Notice how Robins, shaded in various parts of the flames using different sketching pencils to see how the difference in tones between pencils.