Our high-quality, creative Art and Design education at St Anthony’s aims to provide our pupils with the fundamental means for personal expression, through building upon artistic skills, concepts and knowledge. We inspire our children through the study of great artists, craft makers and designers, so they understand the historical and contemporary impact of their own art forms using a vast range of medias.
Our special Arts books!
Across our school we develop not only our artistic and design skills, but also our knowledge of influential artists and designers throughout history. We are inspired to develop our own creations and express our feelings in lots of different ways through Art. Take a look at some of the work in our special Arts Books to discover what happens at St Anthony's within our Art lessons. Keep an eye out for our super use of vocabulary!
Art across St Anthony's
A celebration of Art across our school!
Reception - Observational Watercolour Paintings
Reception - Investigating Printing
Year 2 - Artwork inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe
Year 2 have been inspired by the artwork of our focus artist, Georgia O'Keeffe. Today, we have begun developing our own artwork in her style, to represent the Great Fire of London. The children have thought really carefully about how Georgia O'Keeffe uses obscure shapes to represent objects, and have reflected this in the flames that they have created. We are next going to consider how Georgia O'Keeffe uses layering techniques to develop her artwork further. Take a look at the start of our creations...
Year 2 Artwork - Inspired by Kandinsky
Year 2 - Exploring colour mixing and pattern making
Artwork inspired by Geography!
As part of Year 2's Geography learning, "Which countries make the UK?", Mrs Gledhill and Y2 hosted an English afternoon tea. During this afternoon, Y2 worked alongside their parents to create wonderful artwork inspired by their learning about England. They created English roses, the England flag and sketched portraits of the Queen. Take a look at some of the artwork which took place on the day.
If you would like to see further activities from the Afternoon Tea, please visit the Year 2 class page!
Year 3 Stone Age Style Necklaces
Year 3 Clay Work
Year 3 have been experimenting with clay, making different 3D shapes and textures.
Year 3 - Sketch Books
Examples of work exploring line, tone and texture. The children have created their own patterns, drawn real life objects and completed observational drawings using these techniques.
Year 3 - Exploring Sculptures
We brought an art gallery experience to life in the Year 3 classroom. The children observed, discussed and answered questions about various sculptures by the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti.
Year 4 Weaving Wheels
We developed our weaving skills first with paper and then with wool. We evaluated our finished weaving wheels and considered possible refinements.
Year 4's Amazing Artwork
Inspired by our History topic, Ancient Egypt, we have created some fabulous artwork. We have Egyptian sunsets, sarcophagi and work inspired by Tutankhamun's burial mask. We have used a range of materials including paint, pastels and collage.
Amazing Artists in Year 4
We love to make good use of our observational drawing skills across the curriculum.
Year 4 Tudor Collage
We really enjoyed learning how to use a range of materials to create a Tudor collage. After completion, we evaluated our work and considered possible refinements.
Year 5 - Peter Thorpe Inspired Rocket Paintings
As part of our learning on space, Year 5 studied the artist Peter Thorpe. We looked closely at his rocket paintings and were inspired to create our own. Before starting, we enjoyed learning all about abstract art and creating our own abstract backgrounds using paint. It certainly was very messy but we had great fun experimenting with flicking paint on a black background.
Year 5 - Making Viking Oil Lamps Using Clay
During our time at Murton Park, we learnt about Viking longhouses and how they were dark, windowless dwellings so artificial light was important. We thought about how the homes could be lit, then made simple oil lamps in the style of those used by Vikings using clay. Take a look at our designs. It wasn't as easy as we thought it would be - particularly carving the designs into the clay!
Year 5 - Observational Drawings of Insects
In support of Year 5's History topic, "Who were the Mayans?" Year 5 researched, designed, made and evaluated their own Mayan masks. Take a look at some of their inspired, creative and purposeful masks they created which they used in order to share information all about the Mayan way of life!
See their wonderful creations below!
Magnificent Art - Riches of the Rainforest (Y5)
Take a look at some of the wonderful work which has been completed to link to Year 5's Geography topic of the Rainforest! These high quality artistic pieces have been painted by children in the Art after school club.
Art and History - The Mayans (Year 5)
To begin our African Art, Year 6 experimented with water colours and the different shades they could create by mixing. Then, we looked closely at traditional Tingatinga artwork and identified the characteristics associated with this extraordinary style. Afterwards, we combined our watercolour and Tingatinga work: we used water colours to create an African background and then, once they had dried, sketched onto the background African animals using the Tingatinga style. In addition, we have also created vibrant African patterns and completed portraits of Nelson Mandela.
Year 6 Christmas Cards
At Christmas, Year 6 researched, designed, made and evaluated their own Christmas cards. Look at their beautiful creations...