Art Projects Encourage Pupil Creativity | King's Hall School Taunton

Art Projects Encourage Pupil Creativity

This term, our Head of Art, Miss Perkins, was delighted to welcome a new cohort of Year 3 pupils to the Art Room for the very first time. Supported by their peers, the children have been busy drawing, researching, designing and investigating a range of artists and projects.

The outcome has been phenomenal, with the pupils producing some fantastic work, especially their landscape-inspired pieces. Not only have they demonstrated creative flair and vision, but they have also used their observational skills and imagination to great effect. Techniques such as tippling, sponging and colour washing helped to complete their work.

Meanwhile, Year 4 have been learning about Japanese artist, Hokusai, and creating their own version of the great wave with a range of differing skylines as desired, or if preferred, designing their own seascape from scratch.

Years 5 and 6, on the other hand, have been busy revisiting colour theory, designing and creating fantastic colour wheels in various forms, including hands, eyes and instruments. Each year the children add more detail such as tonal scales and complementary and intermediate colours. This enables the pupils to gain a better understanding of how the colours sit and work together.

Pupils in Year 7 have also been working hard to complete their optical illusion research and designs, with a lot of thought, experimentation and planning going into colour ways, composition and style. Equally, Year 8 have been making steady progress on their portraiture studies, exploring observation and pencil grades to create contrast in their tonal shading.

As we head into the second half of the term, Miss Perkins is looking forward to the festive work that will be produced in the lead up to Christmas.


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