At Park Spring Primary we aim to equip our children with a solid foundation of art skills coupled with a confidence in their own abilities to express themselves through art. They will be able to appreciate and critique what they see and this will continue to enrich their lives as they grow.
Art at Park Spring starts in the Early Years. Throughout the year children work towards meeting the objectives below.
Children have access to an area with a creative art focus. Here they can practise using different sizes of paint brushes and different types of paint. They can explore texture and mark making with a range of different medium. They work on their fine motor control and develop their own ideas; deciding which materials they want to use to express them.
In Year 1, in Art, the children will answer the learning questions:
‘What do I really Look like?’ A project exploring different media and producing self-portraits.
‘What happens when I mix colours?’, ‘Is tearing the same as cutting?’ A project inspired by the Great fire of London.
‘Does this look like my cat?’A project inspired by abstract animals depicted by artists Pablo Picasso and Laurel Burch.
In Year 2, in Art, the children will answer the learning questions:
‘What makes art POP, BLAM, KAPOW?’ A pop art project inspired by the work of Mickalene Thomas and Roy Lichtenstein about superheroes.
‘Can you tell me what it is yet?’ A study of rural landscapes by artist Sheila Fell and cityscapes by L.S. Lowery
‘How do artists take inspiration from nature?’ A study of the nature inspired works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Andy Goldsworthy.
In Year 3, in Art, the children will answer the learning questions:
‘Who were the first artists?’ A project exploring Stone Age art; creating sketches and pieces inspired by cave paintings.
‘What patterns can you see in Leeds? Is architecture art?’ A printing project inspired by Leeds architecture and architects such as Cuthbert Brod rick and Alex Upton.
‘What’s the Egyptian word for art?’ and ‘What is a cartouche’ A project inspired by ancient Egyptian art using mixed media and clay.
In Year 4, in Art, the children will answer the learning questions:
‘What makes a monster?’ A study of art in Greek mythology featuring the work of William Blake.
‘Do volcanoes destroy or create?’ A study of volcanoes and lava featuring the work of Stephanie Peters and J.M.W. Turner.
We combined our individual lava canvases to create a collaborative piece that we displayed in the corridor to showcase our work.
‘Why did Romans have mosaics?’ Study of ancient Roman mosaics. Where the children will have a chance to work with an artist from Seagulls paint Leeds.
In Year 5, in Art, the children will answer the learning questions:
‘How do you spot an Anglo-Saxon King?’ A study of illuminated manuscripts and Anglo-Saxon jewelry.
‘How do artists paint jungles?’, ‘Why do botanists prefer drawings to photos?’ A study of botanical art and the works of artists Henry Rousseau and Frida Kahlo.
‘How do artists see the world?’ Pop art inspired project studying the works of David Hockney and Yoyoi Kusama
In Year 6, in Art, the children will answer the learning questions:
‘Who were the war artists?’ A study of the various war artists in WWII such as Lillian Yonally and Henry Moore.
Year 6 went on a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see the work of local artist Henry Moore and other sculptors.
‘What do our eyes say?’ A study of eyes in art.
‘What can we learn from the art of the Maya?’ A project exploring art from the time of the ancient Maya