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.
During the Summer term, the whole school immerses itself in Arts week. We enjoy five days of practical activities, visits and visitors.
Arts Week 2016 – 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!