Year 2 Art and Design 2020-21

Lima and La Paz have an exciting first year in the art studio! They begin to explore colour theory, create 3D clay sculptures, paint like modern artists, bake bread, sew animal puppets and build their own moving picture book pages! 

Mechanisms – Moving Picture Book Pages

For their final project in Year 2, the pupils here have spent time learning about different types of mechanisms and how they work.

First, they looked at different moving picture books and worked out if the mechanism was a wheel, lever or slider. After that, they practiced making their own mechanism, ready to create something themselves using their favourite moment out of a fairy tale. They made the mechanisms themselves and drew the illustrations too – don’t they look amazing? They’re going to be made into a special moving picture book soon too.

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Textiles – Australian Animal Puppets

During Summer 1, Year 2 spent some time learning about different types of puppets and how to create their own!

First they researched different types of animal puppets and worked out what materials they were made of and how they were made. After that, they practiced their sewing skills and applied them to create some lovely Australian animal puppets with either a running or whip stitch.

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Mixed Media – Great Fire of London

During Spring 2, Wormholt Park Primary have been excited to get back to the art studio and get creative together again!

For their time back before Easter, Year 2 focused on painting with primary, secondary and tertiary colours to create a fiery background like the Great Fire of London. They then created amazing silhouettes of buildings using black card. They had to focus really hard to make sure their cutting was neat but, as you can see, the end results are incredible! Well done Year 2!

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Virtual Art – Frozen Planet

During Spring 1, Wormholt Park Primary moved its learning online! However, despite all of the challenges remote learning can bring, it hasn’t stopped our pupils creating some incredible pieces of work!

During our virtual lessons, Year 2 has spent the time learning how to draw different animals and landscapes from the Arctic and Antarctic regions. They even created their own artwork in the style of 3 different artists!

Each week, one child was picked as an art star – and we’re sure you’ll agree that their work is incredible!

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Sculpture – Romero Britto Clay Houses

During Autumn 2, Year 2 has spent time learning about Romero Britto and applying his artistic style onto sculptures made of clay.

First we spent time exploring what made Romero Britto’s work so unique by making quick observational drawings of the patterns and shapes he liked to use. We discovered he loves using bright colours, bold lines and a cartoony style to make his work stand out and make people happy.

After that, we discussed different houses (linking to our main class topic) and what our dream houses would look like. We then designed and made low-relief sculptures out of clay. These were then carefully painted in Romero Britto’s style, using the observational work we did in our first lessons.

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Colour Theory – Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Colours

During Autumn 1, Year 2 has spent time learning about colour mixing and using an artist’s palette to create secondary and tertiary colours from primary colours.

First, we created secondary colour equations by mixing two primary colours together. We then took this a step further and created tertiary colours using a primary and secondary colour. All of these colours went onto a colour wheel we can look at again in the future to help us with mixing colours.

To show what we learnt, we then applied our colour mixing into recreating a famous artist’s work – Kandinsky’s ‘Squares and Concentric Circles’. These paintings needed to have a range of primary, secondary and tertiary colours that were generally neat and bright.

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