Skills are progressive from Reception to Year 6 and allow children to develop and build on skills of sketching, painting, printing, sculpture, collage and digital media.
Children are able to practise their skills in a Sketch Book where they can develop their skills in confidence in a supportive environment. We may not stop at our first attempt! It's fun to be creative, to develop new styles and to experiment with new techniques and gain knowledge of different artists.
In Autumn's Art Days, we focussed on 3d sculpture. Reception / Year 1 worked in Forest School and produced 3d scupture in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. They also used weaving and joining skills to create 3d sculptures of The Great Fire of London - their History topic. They wove natural and man made materials.
Year 3 /4 developed their joining and sculpting of paper and card. They designed 3d sculptures in the style of Calder.
Year 5 /6 developed their 3d sculpting by exploring the work of the wire sculptor, Giamcometti. Their outcomes were amazing.
Ultimately, the whole school contributed to the large scale 3d sculpture which was inspired by Remembrance Day. We were rally proud to be able to display it on the cobbles of Styal Village for all to enjoy!