For the love of Art!

What a busy term it has been for Art at St Faith’s; we have had a huge variety of exciting creative projects going on around the school.

We started off the term with a whole school weaving down in the Nature Garden as part of our Kenyan themed STEAM day. Taking inspiration from beautiful woven Kenyan fabrics, Years 3,4,5 and 6 contributed to a giant loom structure with natural found items including twigs, leaves, grass and flowers whilst Year 2 made their own individual handheld looms.

In their art lessons Reception have been to ‘outer space’ with their theme this term, making friendly aliens and space rockets. Year 1 have had great fun splashing the paint about in their Jackson Pollock inspired lesson, whilst the budding artists in Year 2 have been out in nature creating interesting patterns and structures in the style of landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Year 3 looked towards the medium of collage to recreate their own Guiseppe Archimboldo flower self-portraits and Year 4 focused on composition, colour and tone to paint stunning landscapes inspired by David Hockney’s picture of Garrowby Hill. The Year 6s took their lead from Picasso producing some stunning abstract clay tile portraits.

The celebration of Art continued at the annual ISA Art Competition held at The Mead School in Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 13th June. This exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for schools to showcase their pupils’ art and for teachers to share best practice and ideas.

We are proud to announce that of all the entries to the London South category it was our very own talented Year 2s ‘Lowry Landscape’ that took first place! This amazing group mixed medium piece is now heading to the National Art Finals in the summer, fingers crossed for a win there too. A special mention also goes to Chloe from Year 4 for her Highly Commended sketchbook.

Art is going from strength to strength at St Faith’s, keep your eyes peeled for more work popping up around school in the near future.