Geography Field Trip
Today Wheal Busy took the train to Falmouth for a geography field trip. The purpose of the day was to gather primary data to help them back at school with their geography work. In groups they questioned people they met, collected leaflets about the town, took photographs and analysed the target market of shops and accommodation. Then back together on the beach they looked at the impact of tourism on the town and took some time to sketch their surroundings. They are now ready to fully explore the question Visit Cornwall? as geographers and to use what they saw today to create some unique artwork. Everyone was well behaved and members of the public complimented them on their manners. All the adults were especially impressed with how well they coped when the train was significantly delayed. Well done everyone.
The children from Arts and Crafts club have produced these amazing quilling pictures! They are very proud of them.
On Friday, Wheal Busy finished their artist profiles about the work of sculptor Faith Bebbington. To inspire them they looked at the sketch book of an A level art student. They were impressed by the quality of the work and many were inspired to talk about perusing art throughout their education.
Exploring the Work of Sculptor Faith Bebbington
This week Wheal Busy have enjoyed exploring the work of sculptor Faith Bebbington. They have looked at her work, modelled people doing actions with clay and then used wire as she does. Now they are in the process of creating an artist’s profile before using her work to inspire their final sculpture following their learning about Brazil.
Learning About Faith Bebbington
Wheal Bunnie have been busy this week learning about the sculptor Faith Bebbington. They were inspired by her work and our previous artists’ work and created different figures out of plasticine and wire, before evaluating them. It was certainly a lot of fun!
Using Cardboard to Create Sculptures by Layering
Wheal Bunnie have been exploring abstract art, thinking about how they can use cardboard to create sculptures by layering. This will then lead on to them looking at relief patterns with clay next week.
Some Wonderful Aboriginal Artwork Created by Wheal Unity Today
Work in progress.......the budding artists in Wheal Plenty are using the Hindu story, ‘The man in the well’ as inspiration for their works of art.
Art & Design Journals
The whole school have started new amazing art and design journals. These will follow them through the school, showcasing their developing skills and achievements. Wheal Bunnie were very excited to start using theirs today! They sketched their own designs for our design brief which is to make a 3D volcano with a mechanism. We cannot wait to see how they get on creating their final product in the next few weeks!
Weaving and Designs
Wheal Harmony would love to share some of their art and design project with you all. They have worked extremely hard creating their moodboards, weaving and designs. The children have explored different textures, drawing skills and materials. We are very excited to produce the final product
Wheal Bunnie have been practicing designing clothes and accessories using newspaper as they explore the problems with ‘Fast Fashion.’
Wheal Rose made a great start on their Moon Landings inspired art this afternoon. We are looking forward to sharing the finished products with you soon.
Wheal Unity took their ‘Flying High’ topic to a new level this afternoon, by making their own birds! The children had to closely follow instructions and carefully look at a variety of birds to make their own designs. Here are just some of their finished products!
Using Charcoal in Art
The children of Wheal Bunnie have been busy using charcoal to practice different mark making in art. The children showed amazing art skills, ready to create their portraits next lesson
Abstract Art Work of Artist Peter Thorpe
Wow! Wheal Harmony created some fantastic pieces of artwork this afternoon. They studied the abstract art work of artist Peter Thorpe whose work is inspired by space. In his pieces he uses bright and bold colours and textures based around rockets. We developed our artistic skills of printing, painting, using a range of brushstrokes and using oil pastels and chalks to colour in rocket stencils. What a brilliant job they have done!
Silhouettes of the Christmas Story
Wheal Harmony have produced some beautiful pieces of artwork. They have used silhouettes of the Christmas story and used chalks and pastels for the background. They look amazing!
Wheal Rose have been working so hard on the Christmas play this last couple of weeks, it was lovely for them to enjoy an afternoon of Christmas crafting. Well done everyone!
Room on the Broom
Wheal Lovely and Wheal Friendly have had a fabulous day participating in 'Room on the Broom' with Lisa from Messy Monsters. The children enjoyed having their faces painted, story telling, potion making, mud monster creating and having lots of fun!
Celebration Firework Pictures
Wheal Harmony created beautiful celebration firework pictures in their art and design lesson this week. They had to think about the patterns, brush strokes and the designs and shapes of their fireworks. They made wonderful masterpieces! Alongside this they also learnt the history about why we have bonfire night
Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly have really enjoyed making their Diva lamps. The children loved lighting them this week.
Art like Andy Goldsworthy
Wheal Busy had a fantastic morning of outdoor learning. These photos show the result of the children trying to produce art like Andy Goldsworthy (Google him!) Callum lead his group to create his vision and they were very proud of themselves. Another group showed their topic learning (without being told!) and made a digestive system which really show them applying what they have learned this term
Yesterday, Wheal Busy had a fantastic morning of outdoor learning. These photos show children completely engrossed in observational drawing. As well as art skills, this activity encourages children to slow down, be mindful and take notice of the world around them.
Murdoch Day Parade
Preparations are well under-way in Reception for the Murdoch Day parade! Thank you for the newspapers!
Making Animal Pictures
Wheal Harmony had lots of fun making animal pictures out of natural resources. Can you guess what they are?
Wheal Rose had a lovely afternoon building dens on the field in the sun shine. They showed great teamwork and problem solving skills.
Craft Work using Salt Dough
Look at the amazing crafts that Wheal Harmony have made! They have made salt dough cats, animal placemats, paperweights and bookmarks! All will be available to buy for 50p each this afternoon between 2.30pm and 3.15pm where you can also listen to your child’s animal riddles. Parents will be able to collect younger/ older siblings after. We cannot wait to see you all!
Natural Habitat Collages
Wheal Rose had a great afternoon creating natural habitat collages in the lovely sunshine, as part of our Animal Allsorts topic. Well done everyone!
Wheal Harmony have created some beautiful paintings today focusing on how animals are camouflaged. These are going to be made into place-mats. We look forward to opening our classroom next Friday (17th) between 2.30pm-3.15pm where children will be sharing their animal riddles and selling the animal crafts they have made to raise money for local animal charities.
Our Bluebell Representations
Some beautiful bluebell representations from Wheal Lovely & Wheal Friendly this week.
Finger Prints Across the World
Wheal Harmony have created a world masterpiece! Each child had a part of the world and they used their fingerprints to paint each piece. This is their artwork!