'Every child is an artist'
'I love Art at Trotts Hill because we paint a lot and I love painting plants.' Hunter
'Art at Trotts Hill is very fun and inspiring.' Willow
'Art at Trotts Hill is really creative and nothing can be wrong, everything you do is correct.' Gabriel
The children at Trotts Hill have had some fantastic, inspiring opportunities in Arts Week this year! KS2 have taken part in workshops with Ella Wheway - the Assistant Stage Manager for Only Fools and Horses the Musical in the West End. Ella spent time discussing her career in the Arts with the children - which involves making props to use in shows. Children in Year 3 and 4 learnt how to make prop ice cream using mashed potato to stop it from melting! Children in Years 5 and 6 learnt how to make maps look old by staining them with tea and coffee.
All children at Trotts Hill have also been painting a pebble to create a whole school display in our wellbeing area, as well as taking part in drama workshops with Mr Driver, and performing songs and dances.
Year 1 worked as a team to decorate a dinosaur by printing patterns using polystyrene tiles that they had created.
This term Year 4 are looking at Ancient Egyptian Art, as well as learning about Alaa Awad - a contemporary Egyptian graffiti artist.
This term Year 5 have been exploring tone and looking at work created by Georgia O'Keefe. They experimented with created different shades of one colour and tried sketching in the style of Georgia O'Keefe.
As part of their home learning, Year 2 made houses out of recyclable materials to represent the houses from the time period of The Great Fire of London.
Year 2 have been investigating patterns linked to nature and created their own patterns based on Kassou Seydou.
Year 1 have been producing pieces of work inspired by Yayoi Kusama. After viewing pictures of her work and discussing her life as an artist, they used watercolours to make their own dotty paintings.