Year 3 Art and Design 2020-21

Washington and Wellington classes spend this year continuing to develop their artistic and design skills through a variety of different mediums and methods. They build on their knowledge of colour theory by learning about warm and cool colours, create paper mache sculptures, build their own miniature treehouses, learn about William Morris and his printing techniques, and learn about how to cook and package seasonal food.

DT and Sculpture – Food Packaging

Building on from their last topic of learning where our food comes from, Year 3’s final project was to explore different food packaging.

They talked about what made them made you want to buy them, where to find the nutritional information and then had a go at drawing them in our sketchbooks. After that, they combined our knowledge with the art style of Claes Oldenburg and created our own gigantic pop-art sculptures of different food packaging. The pupils had to create the paint colours completely by themselves using primary colours and were encouraged to make their gigantic packages to look as realistic as possible. Don’t they look incredible?

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Cooking – Seasonal Food

During Summer 1, Year 3 spent some time learning about where our food comes from and what it means when a fruit or vegetable is ‘seasonal’.

First, they spent some time researching different fruits and vegetables and working out where they came from and when the best time was to eat them during the year. After that, they practiced their cooking skills to create a root vegetable salad and a fruit salad. Both looked amazing and the classes enjoyed getting to eat their finished salads at the end!

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William Morris Wallpaper – Printing

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 3 continued their online learning about William Morris back in the classroom! They talked about what they liked about his work, what made it so distinctive and then designed their own William Morris inspired repeating patterns. After, they carefully copied their designs onto polystyrene and used ink and rollers to create their William Morris wallpaper in a lovely leaf green!

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Virtual Art – Under the Canopy

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 3 has spent time learning how to draw the different plants and animals you could find in a rainforest, encorprate the styles of preious artists into their work, and create their own rainforest art inspired by Henri Rousseau and the Panama Molas

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 – Ancient Egyptian Death Masks

Throughout Autumn 2, Wellington and Washington have been learning about Ancient Egyptian art and what makes the style so distinctive.

First, they explored Ancient Egyptian art from photographs and drew elements of the art style they liked into their sketchbooks. From this, Year 3 were able to design their own Death Mask sculptures that showed their understanding of Ancient Egyptian Art and their own artistic preferences.

After the designs were complete, Year 3 had to get their hands messy! The death masks have been made using paper mache – a technique that involves soaking strips of newspaper and tissue paper with a watery glue mixture and forming it into their design’s shape. Once this had dried, they could then paint it to match their original designs (making sure to include lots of gold to match the Egyptian Death Masks of Pharaohs!)

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Colour Theory – Warm and Cool Colours

During Autumn 1, Year 3 has spent time learning about how different colours can appear warm or cool and how that affects the overall feeling a piece of artwork gives you when you look at it.

First, we practiced our sorting skills by organising various 2D materials into warm and cool colours. These were arranged onto a circle to create either a warm or cool colour collage. Everyone had a chance to practice their pattern and scissor skills to create effective work using a different medium.

To show what we learnt, we then applied our knowledge of warm and cool colours to create work in the style of Robert Delaunay’s ‘Endless Rhythms’. One-half of the page needed to have warm colours, whilst the other needed only cool colours.

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