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Painting and colour

2 hour artist workshop for key stage 1 - 5

Students will explore the use of colour, mark making, texture and composition in the work of artists, through sensory activities and challenges.

Pupils will make observational drawings while fostering the development of verbal and creative responses to artworks. Inspired by gallery activities, pupils will work in the learning studios to create their own paintings and discover the tools, painting techniques and processes of artists such as Barbara Hepworth.

Delivered by artists Jo Blaker and Neil Grinsill

Both artists Jo Blaker and Neil Grinsill have a wealth of experience working with schools and young people and are interested in building pupils’ confidence in questioning art work to form their own opinions.

Take back to school

  • Pupils will produce individually artworks to take back to school
  • Your class will receive a certificate of achievement to display at school

Cost

Wakefield Schools: £130

Other: £150

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Learning outcomes and curriculum links

Primary

Art and design

  • Learn about the work of artists
  • Develop painting and drawing techniques using textile, line, shape and space
  • Evaluate, analyse and discuss the artwork in the gallery

English

  • Develop speaking and listening skills by talking confidently in new learning contexts and communicating ideas. Engage in discussion, confidently voice opinions and questions to show understanding

PSHE

  • Build confidence and resilience in learning outside of the classroom
  • Build self- esteem by sharing opinions and explaining views on the artwork
  • Recognise choices made in a new learning environment
  • Work in small groups and individually
  • Develop critical thinking skills and take part in class discussion

 

Secondary

Art and Design

  • First-hand observation of Barbara Hepworth’s artworks
  • Explore ideas and imagination using experience of learning outside of the classroom
  • Develop understanding of contemporary sculpture, artistic process and materials
  • Develop drawing techniques and sculpture making skills using a range of techniques and media

English

  • Develop speaking and listening skills by talking confidently in new learning contexts, communicating ideas and critical analyse. Engage in discussion, confidently voice opinions and questions to show understanding

Session overviews

Galleries

  • Learn about Barbara Hepworth’s artwork as well as paintings by great artists
  • Explore brush stokes and techniques through observational drawings, movement and pupils imagination
  • Working in small groups use your senses to explore ideas and interpretations of paintings, assisted by sensory objects
  • Explore working on a large scale by producing a Hodgkin inspired textile collage responding to certain emotions

Learning studios

  • Experiment with mark making and working with paint before reviewing affects achieved
  • Produce a painting about a place that is a special place for you. A place where you can be free and be yourself. A place where you feel happy, peaceful, conent and relaxed.
  • Share, evaluate and discuss

How can teachers and group leaders help?

Please bring your enthusiasm, be prepared to join in and model good behaviour.

To support activity in the galleries please remind children about our three rules:

  • no shouting
  • no touching
  • no running