At Yorkley we love to explore the world around us; through art, we have many and varied opportunities to do this through 2D and 3D techniques. Working in a variety of media, using memory, imagination and direct observation, they will develop skills and techniques enabling them to express themselves through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, textile work and sculpture. Learning about the work of artists and craftsmen/women and relating this to their own work is an essential part of the curriculum. We encourage the children to make judgements, appreciate and learn from the work of other artists, cultures and eras.
The Winter Arts Fayre December
Classes throughout the school worked hard to create Christmas Crafts using a wide range of media to sell at our Christmas Arts Fayre. The Fayre was well attended by parents and pupils and raised valuable funds allowing us to purchase more, exciting arts materials for the children to use throughout the rest of the year.
Christmas at Taurus
For the second year running, Yorkley School was successful in winning first place in the Taurus Crafts Christmas Arts Competition for schools in our local area. This year the children were asked to create a diorama reflecting an aspect of Christmas. As Class 5 had been looking at World War 2, they decided to create an image of Christmas spent in an Anderson Shelter 1942. The prize was £100 which will be spent on more Art and Design Technology resources. Well done to all those children who took part.
Children who took part in the competition were: Savannah, Charlie, Aston, Chloe, Tiana, Lacey, William and Frank, seen here with their winning entry.
Up and Coming Competitions
The local Rotary Club is running an art competition for junior pupils in Years 4-6. The theme of the competition is ‘Living in the Forest’ and they have generously donated £100 to the school for participating. Numerous prizes are up for grabs, to those children who wish to take part. Each of the twenty entries chosen by the school to go forward for final judging will win £10, with the opportunity to win further prizes if your entry is judged to be among the best. Children can choose to use any two dimensional media on A4 paper. All entries must have a title explaining their picture, and their name and age on the reverse side. Entries are to be given to Mrs Creber by 11th May 2018. Good luck everyone!
Arts Week – Under the Sea
What a busy week! We are very lucky to have had four visitors sharing their skills with the children during Arts Week, and we are very grateful to Mrs de Burgh and Mrs Crawley for their inspiring music assembly on Wednesday. Mrs Niblett came to help Class 4 children with embellishing their Textile project.We thank Mrs Dufort for her work with Class 2 making beach casts of the children’s feet. Mrs Dufort and her husband are also kindly opening their sculpture studio on Friday for the children in Class 5 to visit and see how internationally acclaimed artists work. What a great opportunity!
Fifteen parents joined us for an Art session during bedtime story, where lots of developing talent was displayed. Thank you everyone!