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Art

Art Subject Leader - Sam Joseph

email - sjoseph@oatlands-jun.n-yorks.sch.uk

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.

Self Portraits

 

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. 

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Drawing Proportions of the Face - Year 4
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Skin Tones - Watercolour

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. 

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British Values

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.

 

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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!

 

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Year 5 - developing ideas for a new Oatlands Junior School

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Year 6
Architecture - Autumn 2017
Folly competition Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal – North Yorkshire Society of Architects and The National Trust

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After applying to take part in the competition we were successful in being accepted to have a workshop provided by North Yorkshire Society of Architects. Children had the opportunity to  work with architect Ruth Donnelly from Doma Architects Ltd in a special architecture project.  We were also delighted to have Emma from the National Trust at Fountains Abbey who came to have a look at some of the ideas created in the workshop.  Both were impressed by the  imaginative and creative designs by children at Oatlands  during the workshop.  Thank you Ruth Donnelly for the great workshop which we all thoroughly enjoyed and learnt how to think and work like architects.
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From 2D drawings to 3D models of our Folly’s

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See some of the wonderful designs submitted for the competition. Good luck to all 
our Year 6 children who worked hard on their designs.

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Architectural Drawings with Watercolour Painting Techniques

Year 6 have been developing their watercolour techniques and applying them to their architectural drawings. This week’s focus was to add layers of paint to create shadow on our buildings thinking about a directional light source, in this case the sun.
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Drawing at Oatlands

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Painting at Oatlands

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Sketchbooks in Art

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ART & DESIGN AWARD 2017

 

This award is given to an individual who demonstrates commitment to Art and Design throughout their time at Oatlands Junior School.  The recipient of this award is an inspiration to others in attitude and creativity through Art and Design.
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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.

Arts Award 2017

Congratulations to Year 6 leavers who passed their Discover or Explore level in Arts Award.
At Oatlands we offer Arts Award at Discover and Explore level in Year 6.  Arts Award is a certification in the Arts that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges. Year 6 created a portfolio to record and reflect their creative journey.
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