Term 1 2021 - Art

At Wentworth we firmly believe that Art allows children to express themselves and make connections with the world around them in many different ways using their imagination. No one artist is the same and no child is the same.

The children are taught to not only engage in making art but to be art critics, both their own work and others in a positive way that encourages self development.

Year 1

Year 1 have been learning about Giuseppe Arcimboldo. He was an Italian painter who made portraits using materials such as fruit and vegetables. Rather than drawing they had a variety of fruit to cut out and make a ‘fruity face’ in the style of Arcimboldo.

Year 2

Year 2 have been getting acquainted with Picasso and his different ways of painting and drawing. They have been creating their own self portraits using soft sketching pencils. They used their knowledge of maths symmetry to to draw the missing half of their faces to make the best self portrait.

Year 3

Year 3 have been exploring different colours and using their knowledge of art vocabulary to evaluate both their own pictures and others. They were looking at the differences between warm and cool colours and how they made them feel.

In order to really show their use and knowledge of colours they worked in a sketchbook to test ideas and record media explorations. </