St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School

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Art Year 5

In Year 5, we seek to develop children's understanding and skills further by studying the following artists.

William Morris - Designs with Natural Forms

The artist William Morris was a significant British designer, working as part of the Arts and Crafts Movement. We find inspiration in looking at his designs for furniture, textiles and wall tiles, such as 'The Strawberry Thief'. Being inspired by nature and linking to Year 5 Science, children will study natural objects, building upon their observational drawing skills and learn to accurately replicate their designs. 

Useful link: William Morris at the Victoria and Albert museum

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Antoni Gaudí - Architecture with Natural Forms

Gaudí was a Spanish architect who took inspiration from natural shapes and forms. Linking to Year 5 Geography skills, children get to practise their observational drawing before learning to apply their sketches to redesign a new building from our local area in the imaginative colours and shapes of Gaudí's work. 

Useful link: The official website of the Sagrada Familia

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Henry Moore - sculpture

We study the simplified sculptural forms of Henry Moore and bring to life a humans in their simplest shapes. Our sculptural work is supported by History and Geography and the journeys, families and communities of the world. By thinking of their own place in the world and their own families and communities, children create their own clay sculpted figures.

Useful links: Henry Moore at The Tate and The Henry Moore Foundation

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Elizabeth Catlett - Portraits and Printing

Useful links: Elizabeth Catlett at the MoMA

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Maria Sibylla Merian - Scientific Observational Drawing and Painting

Merian was an artist, scientist and botanist. She studied the life cycles of many plants and animals and brought them to life using her technical and scientific drawing skills. Linking to Year 5 Science, children get to practise their observational drawing before learning to get to grips with watercolour paints and brushes to bring a range of species to life.

Useful links: The Royal Collection Trust and Botanical Artists Website

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