Art Subject Leader - Sam Joseph
At Oatlands Junior School we aim to inspire a broad range of exciting, artistic and relevant experiences which fuels creative imagination. Art at Oatlands promotes diversity, respect and intercultural understanding, enhanced well-being, self esteem and confidence, fostering transferable skills and supporting problem solving. Children develop high standards of skills and techniques in painting, drawing, photography, multimedia, animation, printing, mixed media, sculpture and installation. Through traditional and contemporary practice children at Oatlands are encouraged to express themselves creatively and have a voice to be heard.
Art at Oatlands is recognised for its collaboration with arts organisations and its many achievements locally, nationally and internationally and celebrates creative expression and individuality for all children.
SMSC with British Values
Spiritual- At Oatlands we use our imagination and creativity in our learning and reflect on our experiences.
Cultural- We participate in and respond positively to artistic and cultural opportunities.
Year 3 and 4 have been studying self portraits this term and researching how artists create different styles of self portraits. One artist we have been looking at is Pablo Picasso where children have drawn studies in their sketchbooks investigating techniques used by the artist.
In our Art lessons we have been looking at the wide spectrum of skin tones of people around the world. Working with watercolour paints. children in lower school worked in their sketchbooks developing skin tonecolours using only the three primary colours red, blue and yellow.
We celebrate individuality and know that everyone is special. We respect ourselves and others.
Year 5 Architecture Autumn 2017 - Frank Gehry
Children this term have been researching the architect Frank Gehry and his building in Paris, The Louis Vuitton Foundation Building a centre for Arts and Culture.
Children have been exploring the App, Apprentice Architect created by Touch Press and discovered how architectural buildings are designed and created. This has included looking at architectural features designed by Frank Gehry using the virtual tour of the Louis Vuitton building within the App.
Children learn how Frank Gehry develops his design from 2D to 3D using digital design and what he is inspired by to create such unusual buildings. Children will then develop their own ideas to design a new Oatlands Junior School in the style of Frank Gehry!
See some of the wonderful designs submitted for the competition. Good luck to all
our Year 6 children who worked hard on their designs.
Tess Eastaugh was awarded the Art and Design Award 2017 for excellence in drawing and for inspiring others with her creativity and commitment in Art and Design.