For Culture Month, the children (digitally) went all over the world and learnt about a range of countries before completing a beautiful range of art pieces of local artists.
Work by Year 3
Year 3 were inspired by the beautiful artwork of Turkey’s famous painter, Bedri Rahmi Eyubogu. They created their own mosaic pictures, by using different colours and wrote creative pieces of writing, describing his artwork.
Work by Year 4
For culture month, Year 4 learnt about different countries including Kenya.
“I enjoyed learning about the Kenyan history along with its nature and wildlife. The focus artist for this country was Sarah Shiundu. I was inspired by the colours she used in her painting and focused on repeating this within my work.” Rosshnavi 4S
Another country Year 4 learned about was Indonesia. The artist in focus was Affandi. He taught himself to paint and applied the paint directly to the canvas. “It was interested to learn that there are many different languages spoken in Indonesia. “Aaminah 4P.
Work by Year 5
Year 5 learnt about Argentina and Finland. They designed an Argentinian outfit, created an Argentinian building like Benito Quinquela, answered questions in their free writing books about this and created a magazine cover for a charitable cause.
Work by Year 6
We have been finding out about Cuba. Firstly we looked at the geography and history of the country and learned some facts.
Did you know that Cuba is the largest Caribbean Island?
We then found out about the culture and the different influences that make it such a vibrant and interesting country.
Did you know that salsa music originated in Cuba?
Then we looked at the famous Cuban artist Amelia Pelaez. We noticed that some of the shapes she used were similar to Picasso and the Cubist artists. She used very bright colours in her work and many geometric shapes in the background.
We have been finding out about Spain. Firstly we looked at the geography and history of the country and learned some facts. We then found out about the culture and the different influences that make it such a vibrant and interesting country.
Then we looked at the famous Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist called Joan Miró i Ferrà . Joan started painting when he was fourteen and he was influenced by Pablo Picasso, Miro developed more surrealist works.
In the style of his work, we created three-dimensional structures with the characteristic drawings by Joan Miro, which are specifically two-dimensional
“I had lots of fun learning about Joan Miro and creating 3D sculptures in his style. I was very proud when I was able to make my structure free stand without using any glue!” Weihao 6U