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Thockley Primary School

ThrockleyPrimary School

Art Week 2019

Art Week – Duh Huynh’s and his painting ‘Strung Together’

Acorns - recreated the painting using handprints.  They explored how the paint felt on their hands and the marks it made when they touched the paper.

Rising 3s - recreated the painting by using sponges to paint the background and by using the wheel marks from cars to paint the tree branches.  They then practised their scissor skills by cutting out    pictures of instruments for making a collage.

Nursery - used the title of the painting ‘Strung Together’ to explore the theme of how we are all linked together and they each created a string bracelet to represent the theme.

Reception - Created a giant mural in the style of the painting with the children as the roots to        symbolise that they are what makes their amazing learning grow and flourish. 

Year 1 - Linked to their penny whistle music topic by exploring the instruments in the picture. Then, they took inspiration from another of Duy Huynh's images and created a collage of their hopes and dreams. 

Year 2 - explored Joan Miró, another surrealist artist.  They then used a surrealist generator to create an artwork out of oil pastels which was inspired by the work of Miró.

Year 3 - linked surrealist images to creative writing passages using figurative language such as similes, metaphors and personification. They also explored idioms and how they can be linked. They used watercolour to create images of what they love in order to make the roots of their class tree and created individual designs about their hobbies.

Year 4 - linked their learning to computing by using the app 'pic collage' to mix together a range of images surrounding their interests. Then, they had an idea to recreate Duy Huynh's image by blowing paint to make spiky branches and roots before finally adding images of their interests, tangled in the roots.  

Year 5 - took inspiration from Duy Huynh's abstract style to explore the works of Piet Mondrain, linked to their angles topic in maths. They added words that inspired them to their creations.

Year 6 - In English, Year 6 made links to their class book by exploring how the artist was presenting himself through his paintings. They then thought ahead to leaving Y6 and used paint to create        colourful images featuring their aspirations for the future.

We hope you were able to join us to see all of this amazing work in the showcase this afternoon.