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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero


Here is some of the fantastic self-initiated art work we have been producing this term - send your photos in to appear here on the class page!

Islamic Art- We have learned that there are three main types of Islamic art - vegetal, geometric and calligraphy. Living creatures and humans are not used in their art work so pattern and writing are used as subjects instead. Look at some of the work we have been doing.

We used a masking tape resist to create birch-tree trunks and branches, and after using different shades of blue to wash over the top, we sprinkled salt over the damp paint. The salt absorbed some of the paint leaving a mottled effect which we think looks like snow! We then used black or dark brown to add detail to the tree. Lovely wintery trees!

As part of the activities we did to commemorate Armistice Day, we created some silhouette paintings, blending colours to show a sun-set and using black cut-out shapes which we glued on the top. We chose our favourite lines from our class poem to write our message.

This week we started to make our papier-mâché picture frames, using shapes and textures to communicate our interests. Then, we use paint to create our final piece.

This week, we transferred all of our ideas about our inner and outer self, onto A3 paper, using coloured pencils. We had to try to use colour and pencil pressure, to create shades. After that, we had a go using paint.

We have been exploring our inner and outer selves. We started by thinking of all the things we love, appreciate and enjoy. Then, we drew half our face as it looks and the other half using images of all those things that help to define us.