Home Learning Starting Monday 24th of February

Hi everyone! This week Mr Gadbury has turned himself into a cartoon! But don’t worry! He still has a fantastic art lesson for you. Remember though, this week you are going to upload you art work onto your Seesaw account so that it’s much easier for you to manage all of your brilliant work in one place.

Today we are looking at Tessellating patterns. I’ve been chatting with your class teachers who tell me that you have been learning this during maths class and that you are really quite good! I would like to introduce you to a Dutch Artist called MC Escher who is famous for his amazing tessellating patterns. Watch the video below to learn a bit more.

Mr. Gadbury has a secret. He is fascinated (and slightly obsessed) with Character design. The shelves in Mr. Gadbury’s home are cluttered with small figures created by his favourite artists and he has a huge collection of books on the subject. Below is a video of some of his toys. The first group is by an artist called ‘Nathan Jurevicius’ and the second are a mixture of different artists by a Hong Kong company called ‘Toy2R’.

Download this Image if you are using an iPad to do your artwork. Hold down on the photo with your finger and click on ‘Add to photos’.

This task is just for fun. It’s not part of your home learning, but I thought it would be a great opportunity for you to learn a new skill if you are feeling particularly creative.

This is another video on using iMotion that I created some years ago. It may be of use to you as well.

Home Art Lesson 2

Today we are inquiring into ‘Pixel Art’ as well as French Urban Artist ‘Invader’. In 2015 Invader put on an exhibition at PMQ in Central. (Below is Mr. Gadbury at the Art Gallery)

You can download the PDF on the link below

Think about how you could take your work further? What materials could you experiment with? How could you make your work stand out from everything else?

Home Art Lesson 1

Our First lesson after CNY! Hooray! I’m so excited to start this off! First of all, I’d like us to have a look at POP Art. Please take a few minutes to watch this video. Year One’s may have watched this already. It’s a good idea to watch it again to remind ourselves.

These brightly coloured oranges were painted by in January this year (2020) by our super talented Year One students. The Year Ones cut out pictures of oranges into wholes, halves and quarters a rearranged them. They then painted over them in bright colours and used special paint pens to add dots and lines to give a real Pop Art feel.

Our Lesson before the CNY holidays.

We used only the Primary and Secondary colours in our Pop Art.

  • Using a variety of paint as well as a different brushes to control and apply paint
  • Identify primary colours and undertaking simple colour-mixing

Hi Everyone! Happy Chinese New Year!

I hope you all had a nice relaxing (and well deserved holiday).  You all worked incredibly hard since the Summer holidays and so I feel incredibly fortunate to a part of your creative journey.  

It is such a shame that we don’t get to go back to school.  I know I miss all of you as well as my teacher friends in the school.  However, I always believe in making the most of every situation.  With this in mind I have had the whole holiday to come up with some art activities that you can do at home. 

I am aware that you probably don’t have everything that we have at school, both in the classroom and the art room, so I’m going to prepare some really fun stuff that you can do using just what you have around your house! If you have any questions or if your parents want to contact me, please do so through our school email.

Mr. Gadbury