Year 4 Art and Design 2020-21

Athens and Atlanta classes spend this year continuing to develop their creativity and imagination through different creative and design challenges. They build on their knowledge of colour theory by learning about tints, shade and colours, create Roman themed cam mechanisms, explored Indian Jaipur printing, cook their own dips and dippers, paint Madagascan landscapes and weave their own Kente-inspired paper bags.

Textiles – Weaving Paper Bags

For their final art project in Year 4, both classes learnt about traditional weaving.

First they learned about the history of weaving and designs their own woven bags inspired by the traditional patterns and colours seen in Kente fabric from Africa. After, they created their own woven paper bags by creating two separate woven placemats, decorating them, stitching them together and finally adding a handle to the top. Don’t they look amazing? They’re surprisingly strong too!

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Madagascan Landscape Paintings

During Summer 1, Year 4 spent their time learning about three different contemporary artists and developing their sketchbook skills.

For each artist they learnt about, we discussed what made their art style unique and explored how they may have created their beautiful landscapes in our sketchbooks, using photos of their work to help. After that, the pupils made their own landscape paintings or chalk drawings, combining the contemporary artist’s style and Madagascan plants and scenery.

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Jaipur Fabric – 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 4 continued their online learning about Indian Art back in the classroom! They watched the whole fabric printing process and learnt about how long it takes to create traditionally printed fabrics. After, they created their own inspired prints based on the Jaipur fabrics and their previous learning about Indian art styles. Finally, they carefully copied their designs onto polystyrene and used ink and rollers to create their prints in an indigo blue – just like the Jaipur fabric we saw being printed!

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Virtual Art – Indian Art

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 4 has learnt all about the different traditional art forms of India ranging from Mehndi art to Rangoli patterns and the art of the Madhubani villages too!

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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DT – Roman Cams

During Autumn 2, Year 4 has spent time learning about cam mechanisms and how to apply them into a working product. First, we had a design brief: To create a moving model that displays a Ancient Roman scene. This gave us a starting point to then research two key areas – Ancient Roman history and how cam mechanisms work. Research was carried out through iPads and through practical activities where we explored how different shaped cams can affect the linear motion they create.

Unfortunately, towards the end of the term, Year 4 had to move their learning to virtual classrooms and were unable to complete their cams projects. This did not deter the pupils of Wormholt Park Primary from exploring Ancient Roman art further as they were tasked with creating their own digital or traditional mosaics with a modern twist. The work created from home shows the real creativity the pupils here have and we could not be more proud of them!

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Colour Theory – Tints and Shades

During Autumn 1, Year 4 has spent time learning about how you can use white and black paint to create tints and shades respectively.

First, we experimented with paint to create a range of tints and shades in our sketchbooks. The class also found out that when you mix a tint and a shade together, it could create grey thanks to the white and black in each mix of paint.

To show what we learnt, we then applied our knowledge of tints and shades to create our own monochromatic paintings in the style of Picasso’s ‘Roofs of Barcelona’. We discussed what bright paint to use for our monochromatic schemes and set about mixing and then using the paint to create simple but effective rural or urban landscapes.

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