Since 2012 we have had our very own professional Artist in Residence, Mrs Ingrid Anderson (BA Hons, First Class).
Ingrid teaches the art for our school across KS1 and KS2, developing skills in drawing and painting, printing, sculpture, collage and textiles. Each summer Ingrid organises an exhibition of the beautiful work the children create to showcase their achievements from across the year and organises master classes for those pupils with an identified talent in art and design. Ingrid is also leading us through the Artsmark.
Having a professional artist working in school is a great inspiration to pupils to achieve amazing works of art
Things are really getting exciting now! Our amazing Ryedene pupils have some big events coming up. Basildon is celebrating 70 years this year and as part of the celebrations Ryedene pupils will be taking part in lots of organised arts projects, including working with a designer to be part of the new-look Basildon Carnival, going to Wat Tyler Park to be involved in a big arts education project, taking part in the music festival in August and exhibiting their lovely work as part of a large art exhibition at the Towngate Theatre in September. To top all that, Ryedene will be holding its own whole school Art Exhibition again in July.
Invitations, details and dates to follow!
Exciting times ahead and well deserved for our hardworking and incredibly talented Ryedene children
Our year 4 pupils have been working hard on their paintings ready for the exhibition in July. These photographs really don't do their amazing work justice.
The class have been studying artist Jamini Roy, looking at his his style, colours and designs. Pupils worked hard mixing all their colours using basic primary colours; red, blue and yellow. They used black to create shades and white to crate tints. I think you'll agree they have really developed their skills over the last year. Well done year 4. Here are just some photos of the pictures that are finished so far.
Our wonderful year 1 pupils have been learning about the 19th century Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. They looked at his painting 'Fifteen Sunflowers' and tried to create their own copy. I think we have some future artists on our hands! Have a look and see if you agree
Artsmark is coming to Ryedene!
As a school we are about to embark on a fantastic creative journey. To help us achieve our goals we'd love to hear from any parents who have a specialist creative skill that they would like to share with us; designers, writers, poets, performers, dancers, singers and more!
It's a very exciting journey and we can't wait to get started. Let's discover how we can show the world how wonderful life is at Ryedene!
The paper trees were made by twisting and curling tissue paper. The pupils drew their tree design into their sketchbooks, then carefully followed the design with the paper twists. The children then made additional branches to make their trees 3D. Finally they cut leaf shapes from green paper and stuck them onto the branches in clusters. Some of them even folded the paper leaves to make them stand out. I think you'll agree they have done an amazing job!
Here are examples of how the pupils used the fabric in different ways to create a different print using the same print block. Some pupils scrunched the fabric, others folded it or creased it. I think you'll agree the results are amazing!