Art is our opportunity to expand our minds, express our feelings, make mistakes
and enhance our skills.
Painting, drawing, modelling, making and sewing are all ways to express our creativity.
At St. George’s our art curriculum aims to follow a process of mastering new skills, expanding our understanding of arts, learning about inspirational artists and evaluating what we have learnt.
Each half term, every class will focus or expand on one of the following arts:
2. Observational drawing
4. Textile art
6. Mixed media modelling
Each lesson will then focus on a particular area in order to build mastery:
Lesson 1: Introduce the art subject
Lesson 2: Research and present an inspirational artist
Lesson 3: Design/plan/experiment with your art
Lesson 4: Create
Lesson 5: Gallery
Lesson 6: Evaluate your learning and progress
Whole School Project – Forest Hill Mural
Whenever the opportunity presents itself, we at St. George’s love to contribute to our community.
Recently, we were given the opportunity to create a mural representing our school. We collected ideas, combined them and worked together to create an amazing mural.
Once we’re back in school, please pop into the Art Studio to see it before it goes on display.
Now that we are learning from home, I encourage you all to try any or all of the areas of art discussed above to expand your creativity.
Below are some examples of how:
Stay Home! Save Lives! Protect the NHS!
On Wednesday 29th April 2020, Ria and Kye Crossgell helped create a mural to say remind everyone to Stay at home, Stay safe and Protect the NHS. Great effort you two!
The Create a Rainbow for the NHS initiative is an excellent way to explore different arts whilst showing your appreciation for our key workers. Below are some further examples of great ideas to try:
Or why not create an Action! painting in the style of Fernando Pla?
Prepare a spare sheet or canvas (or T-shirt?), cover the surrounding area WELL then splash away with the paints you have (fabric paints for T-shirts). Be aware this could get messy, so wear protective clothing. Clean, new bin bags can be converted easily to make a double sided apron.
Make a protective Face Mask!
There are also many great ideas for making your own protective face mask. Here is an example of how to make one using a (clean!) sock.
You will need:
Step 1: Cut off the edges of the sock.
Step 2: Cut two small inserts on the top of the sock.
Step 3: Fold and insert the tissue (this should be replaced each time you wear the mask outside).
Evaluate your end result!
Please check out the Art e-learning page for more ideas.