At Yeadon Westfield Junior school we place great emphasis on the importance of Art and design. It is one of the only times in which artists have the chance to express themselves creatively, with individuality, but without barriers. Art and design is often the only opportunity that some children will have to try out new skills and experiences and be inspired by other artists.
We aim to develop curiosity by giving the children the chance to expand and develop their creativity and knowledge whilst nurturing their imagination. Their journey through our school will give them chance to express themselves through a range of chosen mediums whilst experimenting with different materials and bringing their ideas to life. These skills will be enhanced by using great artists, architects and designers from history to inspire their own work.
Art and design is a great opportunity for the children to learn about resilience and respect and to be able to review, refine and master their own and the techniques of others. Our artists will have embedded the key art and design skills needed to create inventive pieces of art.
During their artistic journey thorough YWJS, our artists will have been exposed to and encouraged to develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, textiles and printing. They will be inspired by the work of other artists and have been encouraged to use their own curiosityto explore and develop their own ideas.
At the end of their time at YWJS, children will have been exposed to and be able to confidently use their sketch books creatively and analytically to review and improve theirs and others work. This reinforces the resilience of the artist their respect for others.
Spring Term 2022 - Class 5H - Anglo-Saxon Art
We have been trying to imitate the superb skills of Anglo-Saxon craftsmen.
Spring Term 2022 - Class 5A - Anglo-Saxon Art
We have been trying to imitate the superb art and craft skills of the Anglo-Saxons.
Spring Term 2022 - Class 6G - Collages
Over several lessons we learned how to make collages. We looked first at the work of collage artist Kurt Schwitter. Then we Explored Viking images along with colour mixing and using wool. Finally we created our own collages. Remember you can you use the pause button to examine any pictures in more detail.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 4 - Roman Mosaics and Colosseum sketching
Harvest artwork 2021
Black History Month 2021
Autumn Term 2021- Year 3 - Clay Scarab Beetles
As part of our Ancient Egyptian topic this term the children researched Scarab beetles and how their image was used on Amulets and stamps. We then sketched our own amulets, sculpted them in clay and painted them.
"I found it interesting to learn about the scarab beetle, it was tricky rolling the clay." Evie
"I had fun carefully scoring the back of the clay before sticking it on my amulet with slip." Lauren
"I found painting my scarab beetle enjoyable." Phoebe
"I learned that red on the scarab beetle was for growth, yellow was for the sand and desert and blue was for the River Nile." Brooke
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Space Inspired Art
As our hook for English this term, we spent a whole day exploring Space as the stimulus for our upcoming Space Poetry unit. Whilst we are studying Earth & Space in Science this half term, we focused on thinking about how fascinating Space is and immersing ourselves in the language of Space. We wrote the questions that we wonder about on stars. Our artwork for the day saw us look out of the window of our rockets and draw the view. We started to think about expeditions to Mars and did research on the Mars Rovers (which also ties in with our DT work). Finally, we read more from our class reader with a Space theme ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce and ‘Curiosity - the story of a Mars Rover’.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Harvest Art
Here is some art work for the Harvest Festival, inspired by ceramic artist Clarice Cliff.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Art inspired by Jacob Lawrence
It's Black History Month. Jacob Lawrence was an American artist of colour. 5A used his paintings to inspire their own collages.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Hokusai And His Tsunami
We are trying to recreate Hokusai's painting. We have been using different media to represent the waves. We hope you enjoy the Japanese Tree Frogs.
Spring Term 2021 - Year 5A - Anglo-Saxon Inspired Sculpture
Using Anglo-Saxon art for inspiration we produced our own clay sculptures.
Spring Term 2021 - 6G - Lino Printing
Continuing our study of Michelle Hughes, we have been learning how to make lino prints.
Spring Term 2021 - 6G - Shading Techniques
6G are studying the work of Michelle Hughes, the Yorkshire lino print artist. Here is their introductory work.
Spring 2021 - Year 6 - Viking Art - Part 1
There are 3 videos to watch. Part 1 is the preparatory work done by the children. Part 2 is the final artwork done by children working in school and Part 3 is the final artwork done by children working at home. there is some terrific work here. Enjoy.
Spring 2021 - Year 6 - Viking Art - Part 2
Spring 2021 - Year 6 - Viking Art Part 3
Spring 2021 Year 3 Art
We have become little artists! The children have explored the artist Margaret Godfrey, linking her artwork with our Geography topic of Volcanoes. They have discussed and created their own artwork taking inspiration from Margaret's mixed media techniques using tissue paper, oil pastels, water colours etc.
5A enjoyed creating abstract pictures in autumnal colours.
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