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
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!
It's almost here!
The Basildon and Pitsea carnival will take place on Saturday 27th July and our year 4 pupils will be taking centre stage on their very own float celebrating Basildon's 70th Birthday.
All the children have worked so hard to create banners, costumes and bunting. They will be awash of colour on carnival day! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BASILDON!!!
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!