Creative club is a super exciting club that offers children opportunities to:
What is the aim of Creative Club?
To nurture young talent, build confidence, develop creative skills and independence through a range of art and design activities. During this time, we will be creating different artworks of varying styles and media, exploring, and developing our artistic craft, and building artistic confidence alongside a small group of peers.
Students will also learn about different artists and cultures and get to experience working in a studio environment.
Creative Club is back!
We will be working on a variety of exciting creative projects this year connected to our arts theme, mental health and wellbeing. The children will have opportunities to explore and develop their artistic knowledge and skills in our lovely art room.
Currently the children are working on a rather large fabric mural that will be hug in the great hall when it is finished. The mural is based on the idea that together our 'light' shines brightly. Creative club children discussed how we can all have individual talents and skills, but working together as a school and as community, we can shine even brighter.
The children created ideas for the mural before we enlarged a final design onto fabric.They are using a mosaic fabric technique. It will be a truly collaborative artwork when it's finished.
Look at what we made this Summer Term 6...
This term the children have been developing their craft skills whilst still focusing on our arts theme the environment and climate change. The children were tasked with making the headdresses for the Y6 musical 'Once on this Island' - a love story with a subtle environmental message.
We focused on each of the god’s headdresses and made Asaka’s flower crown and Erzulie’s icicle crown. To make Asaka’s flower crown the children each design and made several Caribbean flowers from colourful bendy foam. The flowers were then combined to make the crown.
Making Erzulie’s crown was quite tricky! The children had to manipulate wire to create icicle shapes before carefully wrapping each piece in holographic wrapping. The individual icicles were then carefully glued and layered onto a crown base.
Look at what we made this Summer Term 5...
This term the children have been developing their collage skills whilst still focusing on our arts theme the environment and climate change. The children were tasked with making the posters to advertise the Y6 musical 'Once on this Island' - a love story with a subtle environmental message.
The children used their art and design skills to make these stunning paper collages based on the four gods in the story; Asaka (god of earth), Erzulie (god of love), Papa Ge (god of death) and Agwe (god of water). The original Broadway poster was inspired by Matisse’s paper collages which we studied before creating our own artworks. The children carefully selected colours and textures when making their collages. They then added dancing silhouettes to their backgrounds before adding colourful hand-drawn typography. The artworks were combined to make the final collaborative poster.
Look at what we made this Spring Term 4...
This term the children have been developing their drawing and painting skills whilst still focusing on our arts theme the environment and climate change. The children began by making a list of endangered animals to draw. The children developed their drawing techniques and skills using charcoal to create these beautiful drawings of panda bears and tigers. Later we moved on to creating these bees using pen and ink washes.
Creating shadow and light, whether using charcoal or ink creates the illusion of 3D form. Haven't they done well!
Look at what we made this Spring Term 3...
The children were briefed to create mixed-media artworks that would promote our arts theme,
the environment and climate change. The children learnt all about the art of printing using a gelli-press technique. Their prints were then collaged with recycled papers to create these stunning mixed-media collages. Watercolours were also used to add colour and texture. The children loved experimenting and exploring when composing their collages. Each artwork has great impact and delivers a punchy message about looking after our planet.
Look at what we made this Autumn Term...
The children were briefed to create three textile banners that would provide inspirational messages and support to pupils and staff in our school. The children learnt all about typography styles and fonts whilst completing this project, as well as developing their colour theory and craft skills.
The project was very close to the children's hearts. We have talked a lot about mental health and wellbeing in our PSHE lessons and the children really loved knowing that this work would help others feel lifted and supported in our school. Check back here to see photographs of the final banner on display in the Great Hall in T3.