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Art and Design

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.

Pablo Picasso

At the Rydal Academy, we aim to offer children an extensive Art and Design curriculum which provides rich learning opportunities that fosters creativity and imagination.

Children will have opportunities to learn and develop a wide range of knowledge and skills within Art and Design. Using their knowledge and skills, they will be encouraged to make their own artistic decisions fuelled by their ever-growing imaginations.

We believe that children should be able to express themselves creatively, which is why we provide our pupils with the opportunity to explore and experiment with a vast selection of resources.

“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it.”

Salvador Dali

Art holds no boundaries, which is why at The Rydal Academy, we do not look for ‘perfect’ finished pieces of art. It is the ideas, development and the thinking behind the artwork which we celebrate.

Year 1 and Year 2

Please use the ineractive Learning Journey to find out about Art and Design. A downloadable version is located in the documents section.

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Homework - Autumn 1 + 2 (Y1)

Watch the YouTube video to learn all about the colour wheel.
Watch the YouTube video to learn about Primary Colours.

There are lots of different colour mixing activities you could do at home too!

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Homework - Spring 1 + 2 (Y1)

Explore the web links for some portrait ideas you can try at home, and watch the YouTube videos to learn more about artists Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso.

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Homework - Summer 1 + 2 (Y1)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn about Andy Goldsworthy.
Explore: Click on the web link to find out about sculpture.

Check the sculpture ideas you could try at home using objects around the house.

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Homework - Autumn 1 (Y2)

Explore: Click the web link to learn about L.S Lowry.
Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn basic sketching techniques.
Can you practise your drawing at home? Draw a picture of your house. Can you draw the people that live in your house?

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Homework - Autumn 2 (Y2)

Explore: Click on tnhe web link to learn about the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
Watch: Watch the BBC video to learn about printing.
Do you have any food in your cupboards you could create a picture out of?
Click the web link to see how to make your own paint.

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Homework - Spring 1 (Y2)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to try some ‘Monet’ art activities.
Watch: Watch the BBC Bitesize video to learn how to create different textures.
Explore: Explore the web link to find out about different landscapes.
Go for a walk. What objects can you find on your way that you could use to paint with?
What different textures can you make?

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Homework - Summer 1 + 2 (Y2)

Watch: Watch the BBC video to learn about Batik.
Explore: Explore the web link to find out how to make Batik prints at home!
Can you use some scraps of fabric to practice weaving at home?
Can you weave in the park or the garden using grass and plants that you find?

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Colour

In this unit children will learn about colour. They will learn about Primary and Secondary colours and they will learn how to mix colours together to create new colours.

Children will also learn about a range of different artists during this unit. Here are some links that will help you at home too!

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Portraits

In this unit, children will explore portraits. They will learn how to draw a self-portrait and they will also explore how different artists have created different portraits.

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Sculpture & Land Art

In this unit children will learn about sculptures. They will learn how to use different materials to create realistic and abstract sculptures. Children will also explore how to create art using natural materials in the outdoor classroom.

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L.S. Lowry

In this unit children will learn about the artist L.S Lowry. They will use what they have learned about colour mixing to create artwork in the style of Lowry and they will spend time practising their sketching and drawing skills.

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Fruits & Vegetables

In this unit, children will explore how to create different artwork using fruits and vegetables. They will make portraits using fruit and vegetables and they will also learn how to make prints.

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Landscapes and Cityscapes

In this unit, children will explore the work of artists who are famous for their landscapes and cityscapes. Children will explore how to use different materials to create new textures for their artwork.

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Fabrication

In this unit, children will learn how to use different fabrics and materials to create new effects. They will learn about weaving and explore different types of weaving. They will also learn a new technique known as ‘Batik’ which is a way of printing using inks.

Year 3 and Year 4

Please use the ineractive Learning Journey to find out about Art and Design. A downloadable version is located in the documents section.

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Homework - Autumn 1 (Y3)

Explore: Explore the web link to find out about cave paintings.
Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn more about cave paintings.
Go for a walk, can you collect some ingredients you need to make your own prehistoric paint?
What can you use to make your own brushes?

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Homework - Autumn 2 (Y3)

Explore: Explore the web link to learn about Surrealism.
Explore: Explore the web link for Joan Miro inspired ideas to try at home!

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Homework - Spring 1+2 (Y3)

Explore: Explore the BBC web link to learn about Michelangelo.
You could make your own sculptures at home using salt dough!
Watch the YouTube video to help you practise sketching!

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Homework - Summer 1+2 (Y3)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn about colour mixing techniques.
Explore: Explore the web link to find out about insect related art.
We will be making insect sculptures using paper. What sort of sculpture could you make at home?
Go on a minibeast hunt! What can you find? Look and compare the patterns you see on different insects. Can you draw some of them?

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Homework - Autumn 1 (Y4)

Try some of these Autumn activity ideas at home!
Leaf painting, looking at patterns, leaf collages, colour mixing, paper sculptures.

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Homework - Autumn 2 (Y4)

Explore: Explore the website link to find out more about Rennie Mackintosh.
Can you make window decorations using tissue paper?
Can you create colourful patterns using kitchen roll and felt tip pens?

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Homework - Spring 1 (Y4)

Explore: Explore the web link to learn about illuminated manuscripts.
Can you make a Saxon shield using kitchen foil? Can you decorate it using felt tip pens or paint?

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Homework - Spring 2 (Y4)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to find out how to draw simple figures.
Can you make different positions with your body and draw them using simple lines and
Shapes? Look in a mirror to see what your body looks like? Can you ask someone to
Draw around you in chalk on the pavement?

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Homework - Summer 1+2 (Y4)

Watch: Watch the BBC Bitesize video to find out how you can create a self-portrait in different ways!
Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn basic shading techniques to add to your drawings!
Explore: Explore the web link to find out about even more artists from Britain!
Can you create your own abstract pictures/paintings at home? What colours are you going to use to show different feelings? You can use paint, coloured pencils, natural objects, ANYTHING!

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Stone Age Art

In this unit, children will explore artwork from the past. They will learn about what art was like in the Stone Age and compare it to art in modern times.

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Joan Miro – Surrealism

In this unit, children will learn about the artist ‘Miro’ and the art movement ‘Surrealism’. They will learn how to represent different objects using shapes, lines and colours.

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Ancient Greece / European Artists

In this unit, children will be learning about Art in Europe. They will create sculptures inspired by Ancient Greek pottery, and they will apply their paintings and drawing skills to create artwork in the style of great artists.

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Insects

In this unit, through the topic of insects. children will learn how to apply the artistic skills and techniques they have learned to their artwork. They will have opportunities to perfect and master their drawing, painting, and sculpture skills in different ways.

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Autumn

In this unit, children will use and apply a range of artistic skills they have learned so far to create artwork based on the topic of Autumn. These skills include: painting, drawing, printing and sculpture.

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Rennie Mackintosh

In this unit, children will learn about the artist Rennie Mcintosh. They will visit the Sunderland Glass Centre and explore glass artwork. Children will also design and create their own stained glass windows using collage and paint.

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Anglo Saxon Art

In this unit, children will learn about art in Saxon times. They will create Anglo-Saxon inspired sculptures using clay and they will draw, and paint illuminated manuscripts.

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Bodies/Figures

In this unit, children will apply their sketching and drawing skills to draw bodies and figures.

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British Art and Artists

In this unit, we will be learning about artists from Britain and looking at how their work can influence our own artistic ideas. We will also be developing our drawing skills by using pencils to add tone and shade to a picture.

Year 5 and Year 6

Please use the ineractive Learning Journey to find out about Art and Design. A downloadable version is located in the documents section.

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Homework - Autumn 1+2 (Y5)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to find out how to draw a South American inspired bird! See if you can research more about Art in South America. Here are some arts and crafts activities you could try at home!
Watch: Watch the BBC Good Food video to learn how to make salt dough. Can you use it to create your own animal sculptures? Can you make an animal sculpture out of tin foil?
Here are some other creative ideas you could try at home which are linked to South American Art.

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Homework - Spring 1+2 (Y5)

Explore: Explore the website link to find out about North American artists and their work.
Can you cut a photo in half and use your drawing skills to draw one half?
Can you pose for a photo and use your drawing skills to draw yourself?
Can you design your own pattern?
What colours will you use?
Why?

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Homework - Summer 1+2 (Y5)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn how you could try it at home!
Go for a walk, what plants and flowers can you see on your way? Which ones are your favourite? Why?
What can you create using plants and flowers you have collected?
Can you create your own flowers or plants using origami? Watch the YouTube video.

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Homework - Autumn 1 (Y6)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to see how you can create a colourful chalk drawing at home!
Go for a walk, what wildlife can you see? Can you create a model or sculpture of the wildlife you see using paper, or objects in your house? See the examples on the Homework sheet.

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Homework - Autumn 2 (Y6)

Explore: Go to the web link to explore the work of David Hockney. He was interested in Swimming pools and how the water looked. I wonder if you can go swimming? What happens when the light touches the water? What happens when you move and splash? You could even use the bath to find out! Can you create your own oil and water pictures? Go to the website link for more help.

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Homework - Spring 1+2 (Y6)

Watch: Watch the BBC Bitesize video to learn about Haring.
Watch: Watch the BBC Bitesize video to try some Banksy style stencilling activities!
Can you create your own Banksy style graffiti on the wall or path using chalk?
Learn how to do graffiti style writing - watch the YouTube video.

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Homework - Summer 1 (Y6)

Explore: Explore the web site linkt to learn about Warhol.
With an adult help, can you edit the colour of your photos using a tablet or a phone?
Can you draw/paint yourself in the style of Lichtenstein?
Can you draw yourself as a comic strip character?

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Homework - Summer 2 (Y6)

Watch: Watch the YouTube video to learn all about surrealism.
Can you make objects look like they are melting, just like Dali?
Can you draw or paint your own dream world?
Can you take a selfie with something strange covering your face in the style of Magritte?

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South American Art

In this unit we will be learning about art and artists from South America. We will be practising lots of different skills including sculpting, drawing, painting, weaving, and printing.

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North American Art

In this unit we will be learning about artists from North America and using their work to inspire our own artwork. We will be developing our drawing and painting skills as well as creating models and collages.

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Plants and Flowers

In this unit, we will be learning how to apply our drawing and painting skills to create artwork inspired by plants and flowers. We will also be exploring a printing technique which involves hammering plants and flowers to transfer their colours.

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Wildlife

In this unit we will be using the topic of wildlife to develop our skills in drawing, painting, printing, and sculpture. We will be using pencils, charcoal, and chalk to draw and sketch birds and feathers, looking very closely at details!

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David Hockney

In this unit, we will be learning about the artist David Hockney. We will be recreating some of his artwork.

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Street Art/ Graffiti

In this unit we will be learning about the artists ‘Banksy’ and ‘Haring’ who are known for their street/graffiti art. We will be looking at the messages behind this street art and using our own ideas to create our own street inspired art.

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Pop Art

In this unit, we will be learning about the Pop Art movement. We will be learning about Pop artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Surrealism

In this unit, we will be learning about the surrealism art movement. We will be looking more closely at the work of Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte.