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Subject Leader for Art: Mrs Langley

Progression of skills in Art and Design

The Griffins class had a trip to the Glassworks-Block 67. We were treated to an amazing art workshop where we looked at the art of Stephenie Burgman. You can find her work dotted all around Folkestone as part of this years Triennial. The Griffins were inspired to draw with clay and create little sculptures which were based on medical implements and blood. We loved being out in a new space, learning from professional artists!

The Griffins have finally finished their observational drawings of wolves. They spent three weeks working on tone, texture and backgrounds of these artworks. Look at the beautiful gallery of work!

We are so impressed with the creative talents of our Dragons class! They have been looking at paper art and collage based on the jungle. They have designed beautiful, 3D artworks. We really love the detail in these pieces!

The Pixies have been looking at another artist's work to inspire their work! They had a fabulous discussion about what the work reminded them of, and they tried to create a piece of art in that style. I think you'll agree that they have done a great job! I have added the original image for you see too. Well done Pixies-so creative!

Look at what the Griffins have been getting up to in Art! Our story is called Wolf Brother and we have been using our text to inspire our artwork. We have been looking at the Formal Elements in art with a focus on Texture and Tone. The Griffins have been trying out lots of different textures with a view to being able to draw wolf fur accurately. I can't wait to see what their drawings will look like!

The Griffins were studying the photography of Karl Blossfeldt. They analysed his work and they tried his photographic style too!

The Imps have painted portraits of their friends. Well done Imps, you have used your paintbrushes really well!

Each year group at Stella Maris contributed to our beautiful Mary display. As you can see there was lots of cross-curricular art going on! The Hobbits made a wonderful display in their classroom too.

We are so lucky to live in an up and coming art town. Every three years we are blessed with the arrival of the Triennial. Artists from all over the world exhibit their artworks in and around our town. Sometimes the artists leave their work behind for us to enjoy. The Unicorns had a fabulous Zoom art session finding out about the life and work of one of the current Triennial artists. The work they have produced is creative and individual. It's so nice to see pupils at Stella Maris creating personal, different and informed artwork.

It looks as if Jackson Pollock has visited the Dragons class! Great to see our pupils creating some abstract art! In a recent Pupil Voice session, about project books, the Dragons were able to chat confidently about artists they were studying and why they might create their work.

The Pixies Class have been looking at the work of nature artist Andy Goldsworthy. They have been outside to create their own work in his style. If you get a chance, look at Andy Goldsworthy's ice sculptures-they are magical!

Displays are an important way of showcasing our creativity at Stella Maris. Look at the creative way our windows are being used across the school!

East Cliff Creatives Easter Project! Collaboreggs!

Griffins used oil pastels to create artwork inspired by the surface of Mars!