Welcome to ART 2019/2020
Here you will find our curriculum map. You will also find out about some of the extra-curricular Art that happens within our school. Mrs Talbot and Mrs Taylor are our Art co-ordinators. If you would ever like to discuss Art with them, they would love to talk to you!
Please keep scrolling down, there is so much here for you to see and read!
How can I help?
If you would like to help us....we are presently running an Art club; we always appreciate help to set up or pack away! Or perhaps you are an artist and would like to talk to a group of children? Or maybe you would love to come in and help in our Art lessons. Please see one of us or speak to the office who can pass a message on.
Links with the community...
We have taken part in competitions from The John Hansard Gallery and Southampton Civic Center as well as other competitions.
We have a link with Winchester University. Last year Paul Key came to visit Art club and visited Mrs Talbot (he taught her to be a teacher many year's ago!) That discussion led to fifteen students coming in to work with 90 of our year three children to create sculptures for a morning. We have a link with Regent's Park Community College and have had year nine pupils in to help with clay work in year three in previous years.
Last year our work was displayed in Shirley Library and Mrs Talbot is really keen to get our work displayed elsewhere. If you have a link to a business or need our Art help, please let us know!
How can I see my child's artwork?
At Foundry Lane we really value the use of display around School to enable you to see what we do and celebrate the children's achievements. Year six have recently produced some amazing moving people collages that they have displayed outside their classrooms with their very own interpretation of poppies for Remembrance day. Mrs Talbot's year five art group have displayed their work up on two display boards and Art club on one display board along the top corridor. Year two and three often display their Art in the new building. Also scroll down on this website to see lots of examples of our Art.
All Art work is kept in sketchbooks (or photographs if the work is too big. These are in their sketchbooks and available to view at parents evenings, or informally if you wish, just ask one of us! All our curriculum work and more is in our Sketchbooks kept in school as evidence of the great work that we do.
Canteen and other picture frames
You can view recent Art work in the canteen and outside school on the community notice board in the playground.
We met with Mr Taylor and this is what he asked us and what we said...
Why is it important that we have Art in the curriculum?
"It's important to let people be creative."
"It helps us to learn more things."
"We enjoy being expressive."
"I think it's important to get even better at art."
"I enjoy art because there are no rules, you can be creative and express yourself."
"I enjoy collecting my ideas in my Arts Award book."
What could we do to make learning about Art even better?
"We could do even more art!"
"We could help the teachers to be better at art."
"We could do more working together to make collaborative art"
So how are we fulfilling these ideas from the children? We are completing Arts award in year four, we have regular art mindfulness sessions, teachers have contact with Mrs Talbot and Mrs Taylor to discuss Art planning in year groups, we are producing our own collaborative Art Christmas tree for the competition at Shirley Baptist Church! We produced collaborative artwork for Harvest. We had twenty Art students from Winchester working with us. There are lots more ideas too.
As well as our Art in Art lessons, we love to use Art to support other areas of the curriculum. Look at these images for a taster of the Art work that happens in other lessons, Art Elsa or clubs.
Art ELSA group Artwork
This group meets with Mrs Talbot on a Wednesday. We create art while discussing how our week has been, giving one another support and advice and learn to collaborate, to respect, take responsibility and to to share all at the same time!
Here are a few examples of the work that we create. We have been working hard to create foil figures inspired by an artist called Giacometti. We also created a tree with captions that inspire us and included some owl collages (just for fun!) Our flower images are created from paper and pens. We folded the petals inwards. When they are placed in water the petals open up, sometimes they go in first. This is because of capillary action (look it up to find out more.) One of our projects was to create "A place for me." Our paper plates were created using paint and a lettuce spinner! You can see images of all of these projects here on our website but do take a look on the top corridor to see the Artwork for real. This is continually changing, so watch out!
Art clubs/Drawing clubs 2018/2019
These clubs are open to children every Tuesday after school. If you get a place you can stay for a half term, and then it is someone else's turn or you may get to come back if we are not over-subscribed, so do try.
We have looked at Miro, Paul Klee, Cezanne, Giacometti, and lots of other super artists. We sometimes create sculpture, but mostly work in 2D using mixed media. Sometimes we take our work home, sometimes we create Art for competitions, sometimes we display it and sometimes we photocopy it and do all of those!
It's lots of fun but also hard work, be prepared!
Art club and PCSO's 13th November 2018
Police Community Support Workers came to Art club to tell us all about a competition. They needed us to create Christmas images for their twitter page advent calendar about crime prevention. We created images based upon Paul Klee's work.
John Hansard Art Gallery walkway competition 2018/2019
We are still waiting to hear about the winners and if we managed to win! The winning colourful walkway will be created on Above Bar Street. For any more information look up the John Hansard Art Gallery website. Many thanks!
Rock challenge needed our help!
Drawing club were commissioned by our school Rock Challenge team to create two huge drinking vessels and two huge chicken legs for their actors to use as props.
We created these from papier mache and paint. Papier mache is a bit time consuming.....four weeks later they looked amazing. Congratulations to all in Rock challenge for your superb win!
Roald Dahl character competition
Well done to all those children who entered our Roald Dahl competition! You created brilliant images of characters created by Roald Dahl! Governors judged the competition and the winning entries were displayed on the Community board for all to see.
Pudsey Bear competition
Thank you to everyone who entered our Pudsey bear drawing competition. This competition was open to all year groups and all adults involved with our school. Do you know one of the winners was a Grandma? We raised lots of money for charity and the entries were displayed in the canteen and winning entries on the Community board!
Christmas card competition
Thanks to all of you Mr Taylor and Miss Aldred had a wonderful Christmas card to send out. Thank you to all of you for entering our School Christmas card competition!
Drawing club is open to anyone in year 3 and year 4. It's on Tuesdays after school from 3.20 until 4pm.
So far we have:
Small Faces Art exhibition
On February 6th a group of artists came to our school! They told us about a very exciting real art exhibition that we could be part of. Every child from year R to year 5 created a small postcard sized portrait. Some used tissue paper and pens, some used magazine face features and some used oil pastel. Some of us used pen and ink. Our faces looked amazing. At the end of the day the artists took our work to be displayed in an exhibition with lots of other faces. The details of the exhibition are below, so you can view our work.
Alternatively.....there are photos of some of our work up in the canteen and on the community board!