Monochromatic Portraits by Year 5/6

img_5372How fantastic do these look. Im actually surprised that you can tell who so many of the characters are in these portraits. Students thought about colour mixing and shading to create these lovely portraits of people who inspire them . They are on display around the school for you to check out.

Year 5/6 Monocromatic Colours Paintings

The year 5/6 students have been working on a unit based on Monocromatic colours. They have had to choose a colour and mix shades and tones using black and white paint.

Their portraits are of influential people that the students think have or are making a difference in our world.

The learnt a technique of transferring an image of one size onto a larger piece of paper using a grid technique and a bit of knowledge from maths lessons.

They are almost done but to get us started here are some pics of the students working on these portraits. image image image image

Puppets from Around the Globe

Like many forms of art it is hard to date back to when they where invented or who may have been the first person or culture to use them. Puppetry and designing or creating of puppets is one of these art forms.

While the general definition of a puppet is that of an object manipulated by someone. Today puppets are widely considered to a type of  entertainments for children where as in the past we are  discovering that puppets have always held a place in entertainment for all ages.In different cultures puppets have been used to teach lessons, entertain and used to celebrate special occasions.

In art this term we will be focusing on constructing a puppet from a specific country that will work inline with our song for the school concert.


5/6A- Chinese Dragons

5/6B-Lochness Monster

5/6C- Roman Soldiers

Students job:

Have a look online or in some books at the library to see what you can find out about puppets from your chosen country. List three facts you would like to share with your class and write bring these to art next week.

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5/6 Monoprinting Unit

The year 5/6 students have completed their unit of work on monoprinting. A monoprint is a one time print. We used acrylic paint on glass and explored a new tool Gelli Pads. Students then chose their favourite print and framed them using some lovely picture frame folders donated by Deb Joyce. Thanks Deb. image image image image image image image image image image

Year 5/6 Assessment Document for Monoprinting

Hi Year 5/6 Students. Please copy and print the assessment document, leave a comment on the blog and submit to me during your art session the week on the 18th of May.

If you don’t have a printer please see me for a paper copy.

Below is the Art Critique Evaluation either print screen or cut and paste this item into a new document.




The Arts Department

Art Critique Evaluation Year 5/6

Art Topic: Monoprinting

Name: __________

Classroom Teacher:_____________

Artwork Title:_________________________

Description: What do you see? Describe the work of art. What is the medium? ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Analysis: Describe the work according to the art elements and principles. Eg. Explain the type of line you see, describe the colour, shape, texture and space. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Interpretation: Tell the story of what you were trying to achieve with your work of art. Why did you choose to create this work of art? Why did you choose this image to print?


Judgment: Give your opinion of your final piece. Be sure to include a reason for your judgment.


Printmaking with the 5/6 students

The students in 5/6 have begun to work on a small project that will only last for a few weeks. They have begun Monoprinting. We bought 3 Gelli pads to experiment with and they are fantastic! The students all want a turn and have had great success with the printing on these. Students are learning about ‘health and the human body’ so are required to do a monoprint inspired by a part of the body. Here is a sneak at some of them so far as well as the work in progress. imageimage imageimage