As usual, we launched the new academic year and our creative curriculum with ‘Big Arts Week’. Our school hall is now bold and beautiful again!
This year our focus artist is David Hockney, (born 9 July 1937). Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He was an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s. Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. The children loved learning about Hockney and his experimentation with different media. They were fully involved in creating pieces of art using photography joiners, collage and i-pads.
The children worked on these different pieces of artwork knowing that, as always, Mrs Stonier would expertly pieced them together to present our huge collaborative work of art in the hall.
Last year our focus artist was Yayoi Kusama, who is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan. Her work is based in ‘conceptual art’ and shows some attributes of minimalism, surrealism, pop art and abstract expressionism! This was the first time we studied a female artist for Big Arts Week. Other previous artists we have studied are Seurat, Holbein, Picasso and Lorrain.