Here are some of P4/P5 pupils’ pattern birds – inspired by artist Mark Hearld. Wonderful pattern and colour work, not to mention brilliant 3D paper skills! Well done everyone!
Draw What You See!
P4/P5 pupils got inspired by a fantastic book called “HIRAMEKI – Draw What You See”. they painted blobs using paint, food colouring or coffee, then looked to see what animals or objects they could see in the ink blots. Messy but very fun and creative!
“Express Yourself” Self Portraits
P4 – P7 pupils created self portraits this week, inspired by Frida Kahlo. Their task was to draw themselves and include objects/background/animals/clothes which made them feel happy and good! This lesson linked with Children’s Mental Health week and its theme of “Express Yourself”.
P7/ P6 pupils got inspired by real fish to create a new species of ‘fantasy’ fish – some amazing designs evolved!
Our young artists of Avoch Primary created Mandalas at home, carefully laying out objects or drawing patterns to make a symmetrical design.
These are the last artworks made by P6 and P7 before Lockdown – Victorian Cameo heads. P7s’ last day of primary school seems like a perfect time to share these amazing portraits! Pupils drew profile portraits of their classmates, made cameo portraits in clay, and created fancy frames to finish them off! Good luck P7s… we will miss you!
Some last artworks before the Summer…
Pupils are being creative right up until the end of term! Some P6/ P7s illustrated their own small books, and others made Lockdown Puppets…
Miniature Art Galleries
No-one can visit galleries or museums right now, so this week pupils created their own miniature galleries to visit!
SCIENCE WEEK – Petri Dish Art
To tie in with Science Week, pupils created abstract art inspired by Petri dishes. They could use any technique they liked and the variety of approaches was wonderful, ranging from nail varnish, wet-on-wet painting, jelly and playdough! Well done everyone!!
(some real petri dish photos are mixed in with the pupils’ artwork – can you tell the difference?)
P6/P7 worked on portraits of a conservationist this week – they could use any technique, and choose any conservationist they admired. What an amazing array of styles and techniques – well done everyone!
P4/P5 Draw a Plant 4 Ways!
P5/P4 studied a plant and drew it in 4 different ways: continuous line drawing; tonal drawing; magnified view; negative shapes. They could also do an optional drawing #5, using coffee as paint!
P7/P6 Pixlr Animals
P7 and P6 have been learning how to use the online photo app PIXLR. First they made 3D endangered animals, then photographed and ‘green-screened’ them so they could place their animal in a new environment. Amazing digital skills and 3D construction skills – well done!
More Amazing Animation from P6/P7 on Youtube:
P4s and P5s got inspired by Andy Goldsworthy and created this wonderful Land Art. They gathered natural bits and bobs during their daily exercise then got creative in their gardens or on their doorsteps.
Garden Bird drawings
P4s and P5s learned how to identify different garden birds, then drew their own labelled drawing.
Spring Trees Collages
P4s and P5s used coffee and a straw to ‘paint’ trees! Then they added leaves, blossom, nests and birds to create these joyful Spring Trees.
Stop Motion Animation
P6 and P7 made cut-out animal puppets and learned how to use Stop Motion animation app on their Chromebooks. Amazing creativity and tech skills P6/P7! Here are a few of their mini movies:
Cut-out Animal Puppets
P6/P7 made animal puppets which they could animate on their Chromebooks – their animal had to include moving parts and be inspired by the Live Cam drawings they did last week.