Art and Design
Review for Art 2019-2020
The first half of this year has been a fantastically creative one at Guiseley Primary School. The school corridors have been awash with colour from all of the wonderful artwork displayed there.
The children in FS2 have proudly been displaying their autumnal and spring creations including still life drawings and tree pictures using mixed media. The KS1 corridor has a display of beautiful paintings of old teddy bears as part of the Year 1 Toys topic and also a fantastic tribute to David Hockney Cans of Soup from Year 2’s Artist focus. KS2 have produced a variety of pieces including aboriginal inspired mosaics from Year 3, Greek vases in Year 4, Romero Britto inspired landscape collages in Year 5 and some wonderful World War 2 art from Year 6. There are some very talented artists here at Guiseley Primary!
In the first term of the school year, the school enjoyed Art Week where each year group chose an artist to focus on and held an exhibition for children and parents at the end of the week. It was truly a fantastic week with so many amazing pieces of art created. The end of week classroom displays were beautiful, interesting and imaginative.
An after-school art club took place for some children in KS1. The focus was to develop perseverance through art. The children each chose an animal to draw and each week the children would focus on a different area to focus on. At the end of the term, the children could see the progress they had made from their first drawing to the last. The results were incredible and the children gained new skills in drawing and resilience.
Unfortunately, many wonderful events had to be cancelled this year including the Aireborough Art Exhibition, which was due to be held in the summer term. Hopefully it will be business as usual next year, as the children really do enjoy taking part in it and create some wonderful pieces.