In Bishopstone we aim to:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences

  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques

  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

  • know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and

    cultural development of their art forms. 

  • Children also take part in activities to develop the environment around them by using their artistic skills.  They have decorated the porch and inside corridor by working with a local artist - Helen Cooper, creating work based on the surrounding village in different mediums.  KS1 and KS2 have worked with another local artist - Sue Walton, to create work for the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon for Christmas and on individual year group projects. 
  • Our next project is to look in-depth at Indian Art (Nov/Dec 2017) - see below for a snapshot overview of planning, created for the school by local artist Sue Walton

Autumn 2017

We collected leaves, created a collage then took photographs which were closely cropped and transferred to computer.

We then combined, blended and overlapped the images to create a "Walk Along an Autumnal Path" Here are two examples:

From January 2016 the children worked in year groups with a specialist art teacher who created mini projects with them, over several afternoons to continue to inspire and hone their art skills:

FS - Gingerbread clay sculptures

Yr1 - Abstract wood scuplture

Yr2 - Abstract plaster of paris balloon sculpture

Yr3 - Repujado wall hanging

Yr4 - Giacometti style figure statues

Yr5 -Giacometti style figure statues

Yr6 - Clay heads on wooden pedestals

All the work then went on display in the 'Bishopstone Gallery' (the Village Hall) for an art gallery experience to which the whole community was invited. 

Year 4 working on 'cat' ready for the Wyvern Theatre with local artist Mrs Walton