Kandinsky: Dot, Dash, Squiggle – Spring 2019
Year 2 learnt about the Russian abstract painter Kandinsky. Kandinsky said that when he listened to music, he could see actually colours in front of his eyes, so Year 2 listened to a variety of music and painted what they heard.
Experimenting with materials and mark-making
First, Year 2 used the idea of conducting an orchestra with different pencils, graphite sticks and inks to create a range of expressive marks to represent parts of the music.
Barber’s Adagio for Strings
Next, Year 2 used acrylic to paint their response to Barber’s Adagio for Strings, which is a very sad piece of music. They thought about they types of colours that conveyed sadness and mixed them very well. They also considered how they could give their abstract pictures some kind of structure that suggested form.
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture
Finally year 2 listened to a very different piece of classical music and responded to it using different colours and marks. We hope you can see the difference!
Our cushions have arrived!
Year 2 chose fabric designs by Gion, Mona and Toska to be made into velvet cushions for their book corner. All the winners were very pleased with the final product!
Mother Nature Designer Autumn 2018
Year 2 created some fabulous textile designs based on harvest fruit and vegetables. They made their own decorative papers and used them to make collages. Then they scanned them into the computer and used tiling software to create textile designs. The class voted for their three favourite designs that have been sent off to be made into cushions for their book corner. We can’t wait to see how they turn out.
Some of our original collages
Some of our fabric designs
Year 2 were lucky to have visitors from the City Learning Centre (CLC) teach them how to create animations using Scratch on the ipads. The children based their animations on ‘The Paperbag Princess’, an alternative fairy tale they had been studying in their English lessons.