After lunch we had another visitor to Year 2. Anna normally runs a Watercolours club after school for Years 5 and 6 so we were very excited to find that she had come to work with us in Year 2! Anna showed us that we would be painting 1 large circle and 2 smaller ones. We could choose from 3 colours but needed to use a different colour for each circle. We painted the largest one and then pressed a piece of bubble wrap on top to make a pattern. In the first small circle we used wax to draw a picture or wrote our names which then showed up as if by magic when we painted with watercolour! We then scrunched up some white tissue paper, falttened it back out and glued it on to the third circle before painting it with one or more colours. The effect was fabulous and really enjoyed the session.
Our second activity is in full flow! We are using left over wool, ribbon and scraps of fabric to weave on old CDs – recycling at it’s best to.
They will be hung in the Yarrow Gallery as a piece of collaborative artwork. They are labour intensive but looking amazing! We are using a wide variety of textures, thicknesses and colours – the effect is spectacular. More updates as we do more…
Art Day is underway at LJS and we are throwing ourselves into our first activity of the day. During the day, we are working on installations and individual pieces of art work which will be displayed at the Yarrow Gallery in Oundle in April and May. The displays in the gallery will showcase the ’13 Techniques a Child Should Know’ theme and has been organised by our Head of Art, Mrs Ashby.
Mrs Clayton is our Teaching Assistant for Art and Design and we are excited to have her working with the a infants today. She showed Year 2 how to fold, scrunch and tie pieces of material to make different patterns and designs; we have even used marbles and beads to add extra interest. We worked in pairs to tie the knits as it is quite tricky. Some of us didn’t think we could tie knots but we’ve found we can all do it, especially when we help each other! Teamwork is definitely the key!
Mrs Clayton is going to use coloured dye to transform our pieces of fabric. We can’t wait to see the patterns we have created with our folds and knots. The dye will not be able to reach the material where it is folded and tied; that’s how the patterns will be made.
This morning Year 2 (and Year 3) were lucky enough to go to the Shoo Rayner Kid Lit event at Oundle School’s Great Hall, as part of the Oundle Festival of Literature. Shoo spoke to us about how he writes his stories, how he plans his idea and drawings. He also told us that he is dyslexic and as a child, found it incredibly hard to write down all of the wonderful story ideas that he had in his head. He said that having a computer is helpful but he wishes he had learned to type properly. He also showed us how he draws his illustrations and read one of his books to us. We were inspired by his words of wisdom and really enjoyed the session. Our teachers were incredibly proud of our outstanding behaviour. A big thank you to LJS PFA for funding this visit. If you’d like to learn to draw like Shoo, try his YouTube channel! http://www.youtube.com/user/ShooRaynerDrawing