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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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At the beginning of the week the Dinos had their very own art gallery, looking at each other’s printing pieces from last week. They wrote lovely comments on post it notes for the artist to read later. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

The Dinos have loved art week this week, learning all about different line drawing techniques and using different grades of pencil. They put their knowledge into using a viewfinder to really focus in on a particular part of a pice of art work, before turning their hand to creating landscapes. Next week they’ll be finishing off their colour versions so watch out for our final pieces. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 are enjoying making our moving monsters for our D.T unit.
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This afternoon the Dragons have had another art lesson! We practiced our new found knowledge of line techniques and used them to create a landscape. We used cross hatching, hatching, stippling and much more! Here is some of our amazing work. We really enjoyed this lesson! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Another art week in Year 2! Our focus this week is line. We looked at three different pieces of artwork by Vincent Van Gogh and explored how he created them using different line techniques. We tried our own line techniques using different pencil grades. #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

It’s art week again for Year 2 and this week our focus is line. We have looked at three different pieces of artwork by Van Gogh and explored how he created them using different line techniques. We’ve tried out our own line techniques using different grades of pencil to see what difference they make. #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

Today in art the Dragons evaluated our final piece of work and displayed the final piece like an art gallery! We looked at each other’s work and wrote on a post it note what we liked about it. #dcpsdragon #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

In the Dragon class it has been art week this week. We started the week by using the primary colours and mixing them together to make the secondary colours which we put on a colour wheel. We also focused on adding white to colours to make them lighter and adding black to colours to make them darker. This was all leading up to our final piece today, we had to create an abstract piece of art using unconventional objects instead of a paintbrush! We practiced earlier in the week mixing the colours and using the unusual objects in preparation for our final piece today. We are so proud of our work! #dcpsdragon #dcpscore #dcpsart ... See MoreSee Less

Our budding year 2 artists are creating their own abstract pieces of art work using different printing techniques. To make it trickier they only have the primary colours and white so they have to mix the other colours they want to use. Great fun (and Mrs Candlish is trying to overlook the mess!)
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This afternoon the Dinos started their art week. We will be looking at printing techniques across the week, but for today we looked at the primary colours and how they can be mixed to make secondary colours. Then we used white and black to create tints and tones #dcpsdinosaur #dcpsart #dcpscore ... See MoreSee Less

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