Mead Schools Exhibition
January 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Artwork from The Mead Community Primary School
and Castle Mead Primary School
Friday 13 January - Tuesday 25 February
The Year groups, from Reception to Year 6, were each inspired by a different theme, and pupils explored an artist’s work, artistic technique or approach.
The work is displayed in our main foyer area, so please do call in to see it.
Inspired by the theme of ‘Space’. The children looked at the work of Jackson Pollock and used his techniques to express themselves.
Inspired by the book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak. The children experimented with creating different types of texture and used their discoveries to create their own ‘Wild Thing’
Self Portraits inspired by the theme ‘Superheroes’ and exploring the style of American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein (1923 – 1997).
Inspired by the theme of Narnia, from the Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, and learning about perspective in art.
In Term 1: Inspired by World War Two and the drawings of Henry Moore. The children experimented with line and tone to create images with impact.
In Term 2: Inspired by ‘The Planets’ by composer Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934), and creating different types of texture, to represent their own imaginary planet.
In term 1: Inspired by the book ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick and exploring line and tone.
In term 2: Inspired by the book ‘The Way Home’ written by Libby Hathorn and illustrated by Gregory Rogers, whilst looking at the work of artist, Banksy for inspiration.
In term 1: Inspired by the children’s book ‘Skellig’ by British author David Almond and the Surrealist movement, especially Magritte and Dali. The children explored taking everyday objects that were important to them and placing them into a ’Surreal’ background.
In term 2: Inspired by the pencil drawings of the ‘The Arrival’, a migrant story told as a series of wordless drawings, by Shaun Tan. The children developed their observational drawing skills, improving their use of tone and line.