Through experiencing Art in Bishopstone we aim to encourage the children to produce creative work, exploring their ideas, express their thoughts and record their experiences through may different mediums. Areas of exploration will include becoming 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. Delve and appreciate great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Creating end products that they are proud of, resilience to hone and refine their skills. Learn that inspiration can come in any form from the world around them.
Children also take part in activities to develop the environment around them by using their artistic skills. They have decorated the porch with a local artist - Helen Cooper, creating work based on the surrounding village in different mediums. In 2019 all children took part in decorating the area outside the school office with artist Steve Porter. KS1 and KS2 have worked with another local artist - Sue Dent, to create work for the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon for Christmas and on individual year group projects. We are hoping to start a new block of art work across all year groups from in 2020 with a local artist. This will see each year group focusing on an art form from different countries around the world, accumulating in an art gallery evening in the Village Hall.
Knowledge building base
Studying other artists . . . .
Indian Art led by local artist Sue Dent - Nov/Dec 2017
In 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.