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Date: Aug, 2009 Views: 2002
2012 Inspired Art Project
What we wanted to do
We wanted to give Year 6 pupils, who were gifted & talented in art, an opportunity to take part in a project that would enrich and extend their learning. We began by asking pupils to fill in a questionnaire to find out what their understanding of art was. We then aimed to widen the pupil’s understanding of art & artists by taking them on a trip to the Turner Centre in Margate to see Superabundant. The pupils discussed the themes of ‘2012’ ‘Pattern’ and ‘Personal Best’ and decided to base their project around the Upton Running Team.
What we did
- Completed a questionnaire on Art and discussed results
- Visited Superabundant in Margate
- Worked together to decide on a theme-Upton Running Team
- Looked at and selected photographs of Runners
- Made plasticine models of runners
- Made mod-roc models to reflect shape body takes on while running
- Used photographs to create large ‘pop-art’ style paintings focusing on shape & colour
- Designed a logo for Upton Runners
- Painted the logo on a sports cap and a sports bag
- Celebrated the achievements at Droit House with other schools involved on the project.
What impact did it have for the children involved?
- Pupils understanding of what art is, was greatly developed-“Not just a painting hanging on a wall”.
- Pupils extended their skills by using materials not previously encountered –e.g. mod-roc.
- Pupils were given the opportunity to think about art in terms of colour & shape
- Pupils were very enthusiastic about the project and it gave them a feeling of greater self esteem and confidence-they were proud to show off what they had achieved and were delighted to see it hung in a real gallery space.
Did the work lead to any differences within the school?
Gave an opportunity to work with pupils on G & T register for art.