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 Artsmark.
Having a professional artist working in school is a great inspiration to pupils to achieve amazing works of art
Our AMAZING children have done it again!
Yet again they demonstrate incredible resilience by working hard at home.
Mrs Anderson created 'How to' videos for the children to work from at home
and here are three examples of their Matisse Cut-Outs inspired pictures.
Well done year 3 - your artwork is brilliant!
Year 2 - Oil pastel pictures inspired by the Great Fire of London
Our year 2 pupils have been learning how oil pastels work. They have blended, layered and carved into the pastel to see the effects.
Some even used white to demonstrate highlights on the buildings. Pupils also explored different ways to represent flames and noticed that all flames are different. So they knew they could all succeed as long as they had originality in their work.
We think they are marvelous!
Year 3 - Sketchbook work
Learning how watercolour works by drawing Italian landscapes and working out how to create washes and blends.
Pupils worked really hard labeling colours and sometimes labeling what they might use the colour for. How amazing are these!!
Year 6 - Miro inspired carved prints
Pupils used WW2 images to build their designs.
Then they abstracted the shapes using Miro as their reference for style.
Then they chose colours to convey how they would have felt in WW2. Pupils chose red and orange
for danger and browns to represent the destruction and debris.
Summer term 2020 has proved a challenging time for everyone, but one thing is for sure, it hasn't affected our children's ability to create amazing art! Through guided online lessons with our Artist, Mrs Anderson, our incredibly talented pupils have powered through to create these beautiful pieces of art.
It has been a packed summer, which kicked off with our Summer Exhibition here in school. Then our wonderfully creative children joined forces with children from Greensted Juniors to represent Basildon Council in the Basildon carnival and winning 'Best Float'! To top it all, members of our choir took part in the New Town Sounds event at St. Martin's Church, Basildon, to sing their hearts out - check out our choir page for photos, news and updates. Well done Children, we're so proud of you!
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!