Film inspired art exhibition
After several collaborative projects with The Art Academy, the children at Beormund were given the chance to exhibit their art works in the gallery space there. It was a brilliant opportunity for all children in the school to see their works in a professional gallery setting. The inspiration for the art works was based on the children’s favourite films. Each class voted on their favourite films and came up with five films including: The Lion King, Despicable Me, Finding Nemo, The Lego Movie and Inside Out. The criteria was that the art work had to be based on at least one of the films, the children could use any medium of their choice and had the option to collaborate with another child, a member of staff or a family member. We had several coffee mornings in which parents came in to work together and with their children on pieces. We also had several staff meetings in which the staff worked alongside each other to make art works. The open night was a lot of fun with flutes of sparkling juice and nibbles, giving the children the opportunity to share all their hard work with their families, friends, school governors and staff.
The materials and techniques used for the 2D and 3D artworks include: mod-rock, acrylic and water colour paint, mixed media sculptures, woodwork, papier mache, spray paint, lino printing, silk screening, textiles and typography.
Exhibiting at The Shard in the Duff and Phelps office
Following the success of the art exhibition at the Art Academy, some of the art works were moved over to the Shard to brighten up the foyer and boardroom spaces at Duff and Phelps. The children enjoyed visiting The Shard to launch the exhibition and were able to discuss the pieces with staff there. There were some wonderful conversations about the films, the art materials used and the collaborative process of making the art works. This sparked a great community link with Duff and Phelps with the children having more opportunities to share their creativity with the staff there.
Stay tuned for details of our next exhibition there!
Using mixed media, the children were asked to design and create 3D models of a playground. They were able to use their creativity to think of some great features of a playground including swings, climbing frames and slides. Throughout this project, the children learnt how to make a structure strong and explored a variety of ways to make joints using straws and pipe cleaners.
Topic –London My City
Using mixed media, the children were asked to design and create 3D models of London using straws, pipe cleaners and paper craft. The cityscapes included some of London’s iconic landmarks such as The Shard, The London Eye and Big Ben. Throughout this project, the children learnt how to make a structure strong and explored a variety of ways to make joints using straws and pipe cleaners.
To bring this topic to life, the children in Honesty Class designed and made large 3D robots. They had to think about the function of the robot as well as features including buttons and circuits to allow them to light up or have moving parts using a motor. They also made control panels for their robots. After constructing the robots using junk modelling, the children then used mod-roc or papier mache to make them strong. They then painted the robots and added the final touches like buttons, eyes and control panels. The design for the ‘Coffee Pouring Robot’ was very popular amongst staff!
Topic –Contrasting localities
Before the exciting residential trip to Macaroni Woods, the children looked at the differences between country and city life. As the sun was shining, the lesson was brought outside to enable the children to create chalk art of different animals you might find in the countryside. The playground was filled with bees, ladybirds and various farm animals. The children had the option to follow visual instructions, or use their own imagination to create the animals.
House Team projects
Fusing together art and science the children learnt about what happens when you try to mix oil and water. This was put into practice by drawing using oil pastels and then painting over the top with water colour paints. We also enjoyed a variety of experiments using colour and predicted what happens when different materials and liquids were combined.