J4 have been learning about landscapes this term with Mr. Keeling, looking at the ways in which artists such as David Hockney use perspective to create a sense of 3D. Dividing images into foreground, mid-ground and background allowed us to see how each area is treated in order to create a feeling of depth. The children applied their learning in the production of large watercolour paintings, whilst also developing skills related to the medium itself.
The children in J3 have focused on portraits over the Autumn Term, learning about proportion and the use of grids to enlarge images. The children developed their work into collagraph prints, building up layers of cut card to produce a print block. They also experimented by taking rubbings of the blocks and using a method called ‘Chine-colle’ where coloured paper is applied to the print surface before printing.