Portraits inspired by Picasso at the Kennet Valley School
Over the past fortnight, all the kids at Kennet Valley C of E VA Elementary School have looked at different artists as part of their final thematic block.
The children used a wide variety of art mediums and materials to create works, now on display, in the school.
Wrens class teacher Ms. McQue said, âI loved seeing my front desk and grade one kids exploring the different materials to create a wide variety of images and artwork. We based some of the illustrations on the books I Can Only Draw Verse by Will Mabbitt and The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers.
In the fifth grade class, Kingfishers, the children studied the works of Picasso. They looked at the portraits of Picasso and made self-portraits of themselves in the style of Picasso.
The work on Gaudi and Picasso was planned because both artists were Spanish and the children have just completed a thematic block Modern Foreign Language on this language and this country.
Teacher Ms Hues said, “The Kingfisher kids worked so hard during Art Block and produced some stunning pieces they should be very proud of.”
The older ones of the 4th and 5th years having watched the work of Leonardo da Vinci, in particular his sketches of flora and fauna and his work on machines. The kids researched Da Vinci and his flying machine ideas, before creating their own models using homemade straws. These now float above the heads of the children in the classroom.
Emma Russell, Principal, said: âI was very impressed to see the detailed and delicate art produced by the children in the Harriers class. They were careful and thoughtful and the work looks wonderful in the classroom â.
Year 6 looked at art based on the human body.
Chloe and Oliver said, “I enjoyed the art because it’s so fun, we couldn’t wait to use the clay to make the sculptures.”