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Primary Art Update

School News October 19, 2018
Primary Art Update

We have had an excellent start to the school year in Primary Art! There are many great projects under way, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, and Claymation!

Pupils in Grade 1 are just finishing up their first colour mixing project. They have been studying the artist Robert Delaunay and learning the basics of painting and colour theory.

Pupils in Grade 2 are just finishing up their first project as well! Grade 2 pupils have been studying the artist Wassily Kandinsky and reviewing their knowledge of painting and colour theory.

Pupils in Grade 3 have been learning about the various elements that an artist might use to create a piece of artwork. Currently, the pupils are busy making their own books to express what they’ve learned about the Elements of Art.

Pupils in Grade 4 have just been introduced to their new Art sketchbooks and are learning how to keep a sketchbook properly. They have just completed their first artist research on the famous photographer Man Ray and are beginning their first project on Masks and Photography. Currently, they are working on ink drawings of Ancient Egyptian Death Masks!

Pupils in Grade 5 have also just been introduced to their new sketchbooks, however, for returning pupils sketchbook work is nothing new. Grade 5 pupils have just completed their first artist research on Andy Warhol and are currently working on a printmaking project.


This term, we’ve got three great Art ECAs available for Primary Pupils. Senior pupils have both Claymation and Sculpture ECA available to them, while Juniors have a more general Art ECA to build on the skills that we practice during lessons.

Senior pupils have really been enjoying our new Claymation ECA. They have been learning about storyboarding, character development, clay manipulation, stop motion animation, and basic film editing.

In Sculpture ECA, senior pupils have been learning about the famous architect Le Corbusier and designing their own dream homes! We have also learned some basic cardboard attachment techniques and are now starting to build models of the houses we’ve designed.