Junior Art and Design

May 2016

At the Nelson Thomlinson School Art exhibition for GCSE and A2 level art we were all delighted to see how our past students have progressed. Their work was undeniably stunning and we swept the board for prizes at both GCSE and A2 level! Well done to all our past students!

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April 2016

In years 5 and 6 we have been looking at and exploring the concepts and ideas that led to the abstract art movement. We have begun by creating our own ‘mood’ pictures in the style of Kandinsky.

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February 2016

Years 3 and 4 have been enjoying looking at ‘modern’art. We have looked at cartoons and have recently focussed on the work of Banksy. We particularly enjoyed creating our own graffitti art based on our names.

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Years 5 and 6 have been learning about different textiles and have created designs based on the work of William Morris. These took a lot of time and a lot of concentration when tracing and repeating the design using both reflection and translation.

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October 2015

In years 3 and 4 we have been concentrating on representing tonal changes

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Years 5 and 6 we have been learning how to paint skies properly. We  have shadows at the bases of our clouds; sunshine on their tops and the sky is darker at the top.

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We have been working April 2015: We are in the process of designing some sculptures that represent the school’s ethos. They are in the style of Henry Moore. We have made them out of clay and are just waiting for them to dry before we photograph them and super-impose them on photographs of the school grounds.

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April 2015 : The juniors designed their entries for ‘Walk to School Week’.   These were the three that we submitted to the national competition. IMG_1105s IMG_1106s IMG_1104s

March 2015 :

Here are our mixed media pieces – Ayres Rock. The aboriginal work is being prepared for a display- so watch this space!

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February 2015:

We have been looking and recreating the work of the post-impressionists. We have studied line, colour and form.

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December 2014 :

Continuing our work on Sheila Fell year 5 have been looking at some of her snowy farm scenes and replicating them inspired by local farms.

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November  2014 :We have also been learning about the French Impressionists – these pieces have been inspired by Monet. IMG_0604 10 cmIMG_0607

and continuing our work on Sheila Fell. This time we have been using Maryport to inspire us.

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November 2014: Following our visit to Boltongate Church,  for our Remembrance Service, we have been doing art work based on poppies – the juniors have been using collage and textiles – we’re still working on the textiles – so watch this space!

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November 2014 : In years 5 and 6 we have been looking at the work of Sheila Fell. We have enjoyed using charcoal to sketch Blencathra – having previously looked at her sketches and paintings of Skiddaw.  IMG_0557 5cmIMG_0558 5cm