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A celebration of Vincent van Gogh

Date: 19th Feb 2022 @ 9:41am

At the beginning of the Spring Term all of the students at Pippins celebrated some of the works of Vincent van Gogh in a dedicated week of art.


Alternate year groups used their artistic skills to create their own interpretation of a particular portrait, we chose two portraits that reflected night and day. 
Nursery, Year 1, Year 3 and Year 5 focused on the portrait 'Olive Trees with Yellow Sun and Sky' (1889).


Each year group used different mediums and teachniques to create their portraits, showcasing their set of artistic skills. 


Pips Class created their portraits by mark making with scourers and toothbrushes making different effects in the paint.



Year 1 

Elstar Class created their portraits by printing with paints, they created different shades of green for the olive trees, then created broken lines using felt tip pens for the sun and sky.


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Year 3

Bramley Class created their portraits by experimenting to create bright colours and shading using oil pastels. They also used their cutting and paper weaving skills.


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Year 5

Waltz Class explored using different mediums and demonstrated a range of techniques before choosing the style that they felt confident with. They also researched the life of Vincent van Gogh and produced an artist study page.


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Reception, Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 focused on the portrait 'The Starry Night' (1889)



Pixie Class created an assortment of portraits, they coloured sections of the portrait then collectively put them together to create a class collaboration of the portrait. They also created their own painted version by exploring mixing different shades of blue and learning different types of brush strokes. 


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Year 2

Honeygold Class used an assortment of techniques to create their portraits. They used oil pastels for blending, pencils for shading, they made patterns in a range of mediums and used dots and lines inspired by pointillism.


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Year 4

Crispin Class mirrored Vincent van Gogh's techniques making small marks to create detail of their portraits, they then used a black watercolour wash to create the darkened skies.


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Year 6

Jazz Class showcased their set of skills by creating their portraits using a range of mediums such as oil pastels, watercolour paints and pencils.



This whole school collaboration to celebrate these works of art are displayed in the school hall.

You can really see how the children build upon and progress their set of artistic skills in each year group. 

It was a fantastic week for our Pippins children as they immersed themselves into their own creativity and we are incredibly proud of every piece of art work produced!


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