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Art @ Denbigh CPS

Subject Lead: Miss Clarke

We strongly believe in the importance of art in developing our children. As a result of our passion and commitment to Art, we are currently a Gold Standard Artsmark school. At Denbigh is taught in several ways.  We teach art through designated art weeks which are undertaken termly.  Staff teach children a range of skills based on different strands of Art each term.  The skills are progressive across the age range of the children.

In Foundation Stage learning objectives are taken from the Early Years Outcomes, usually from the strand of Expressive Arts and Design.  Staff use the objectives they feel the children will need to cover to develop their key skills until they reach the Early Learning Goal.  This is done through continuous provision and through targeted teaching based around a theme or topic.

In KS1 and KS2 staff allocate objectives across the year, using appropriate curriculum coverage based on need and key skills and then make tasks to fit to support the topic

At Denbigh we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in order to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding.

All teaching ensures full coverage of the themes of colour, texture, tone, form, space, line, shape and pattern.  We provide children with opportunities to experiment with and explore a wide range of media and tools in order to make discoveries for themselves. We provide guidance through specific teaching of a range of techniques and use of tools as is appropriate to the stage of development and individual needs.

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Elephants are creating their final pieces of art. We have worked on showing facial expressions in our sketches of Medusa. We are now adding colour to reflect a certain mood. The children have to think carefully about how they will use colour to show particular emotions. #dcpselephant #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

The Elephants practising their sketches before they add colour to reflect the mood in Art! We can’t wait to see how colour is used to reflect the life of Medusa before and after she was cursed! #dcpselephant #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

The Elephants practising their sketches before they add colour to reflect the mood in Art! We can’t wait to see how colour is used to reflect the life of Medusa before and after she was cursed! #dcpselephant #dcpsart #dcpscoreImage attachmentImage attachment

The Tigers have been finishing off their pieces of artwork this afternoon. They were tasked to use colour as well as Pop art style ideas to represent Queen Victoria’s personality. They are looking fantastic! Miss Stephenson #dcpstiger #dcpsart #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 had a fab day at the Laing Art gallery today.
We looked at the colours used in paintings, found some abstract, watercolour, pointillism and local art and found out facts about the artists. Later we tried our hand at watercolour painting using a variety of techniques.
The children were so engaged and loved learning about art.
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Year 3 had an amazing trip to the Laing Art Gallery today. We enjoyed learning watercolour techniques and creating our own seascapes #dcpsart #dcpscore #dcpsturtle #dcpslizard ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Lions are having a super creative day in our art. We have been thinking about Queen Victoria and what she represents to us. We have thought about how we can display that in a colourful ‘Pop Art’ way. We can’t wait to start our final piece. #dcpslion #dcpsart #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

Year 6 Tigers had an art-filled day yesterday. We have been comparing the artwork of Queen Victoria to that of more modern artists who use different mediums and different styles. In doing this, we have been focused on using colour and a mixture of styles and mediums to represent the characteristics of Queen Victoria. Miss Stephenson #DCPStiger #dcpsart #dcpshistory ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 Whales have been finishing off their final art pieces this morning using all of the skills we have learnt throughout Art week to help us create our own versions of ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch. #dcpsart #dcpswhale #dcpscore #dcpsict4learning ... See MoreSee Less

Dolphins have been practising using different colours to represent different emotions this afternoon. We used watercolours to help us try and create a background, using Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ as inspiration. We will be working on our final pieces next week. #dcpsdolphin #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

This week, year 3 have been exploring colour in our artwork. We looked at artists Kay Kurt, Georges Seurat and Joseph William Mallard Turner for inspiration. Using their techniques of pointillism, watercolour and painting candy, we created a colourful explosion of art. Stay posted for our display.
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Year 1 Polar Bears have had an amazing Art Week. They’ve loved learning about Pablo Picasso and exploring colour in different ways. #dcpspolarbear #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 Giraffes have been working so hard in our Art week! We have been researching artists and using their techniques to reflect our emotions through colour! Can you guess the emotion we are trying to show? #dcpsart #dcpsgiraffes #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 Whales are having a great Art week so far, looking at paintings by Edvard Munch, discussing how we can use colours to show emotions and feelings and trying to create movement in our art by using shading and different tones. #dcpswhale #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Year 1 have had a lovely few days doing Art. Our focus this week was colour. We looked at primary and secondary colours, how to mix them and we added white to create tints. Our artist was Pablo Picasso so we drew a self portrait for our final piece and painted it using moods. #dcpspanda #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

The Dragons have been exploring colour this week. We discussed how colour has been used in paintings, thinking about how those colours made us feel and how the artist might have been feeling as they painted. We then explored primary colours, had fun making the secondary colours, before adding tints and shade with black and white paint. A tricky challenge followed when we tried mix paints to match the natural colour of our leaves, but did a great job. Then we found out facts about Kandinsky, the first abstract artist and explored some of his paintings. This afternoon Dragons created their own version of ‘Squares and Concentric Circles’. They used their colour mixing skills to create their pieces. They look amazing! Well done. #dcpsdragon #dcpsart #dcpslotc #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

The dinos put their knowledge of colour mixing into creating a final piece of work today based on the artwork ‘Squares with concentric circles’ by Wassilly Kandinsky. Great colour mixing and some outstanding artwork.
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Today the dinos are learning about Wassily Kandinsky, the founder of abstract art. We have learned loads of facts about him. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Today the dinos are learning about Wassily Kandinsky, the founder of abstract art. We have learned loads of facts about him. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore

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Colour Chaos!
Today the dinos explored how many colours it was possible to make using just the primary colours and then adding white or black to make tints and shades. They are now colour mixing experts and can make a whole range of colours.
After a bit of practice they put their new knowledge to use as they attempted to mix colours which would match those found in nature in the form of autumn leaves. It was tricky but they gave it a good go. Check out their efforts.
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