Day 1 of Art Week in Lime C

 

 

This morning, after Mrs Barrett’s Introduction to Art Week Assembly, we found out a little bit about the life of Katsushika Hokusai, our chosen artist.

He is a very famous Japanese artist who was born in 1760 and lived until he was 89 years old- 1849. He started painting and drawing when he was 6 yrs old and by the time he was 19 he had had his work printed. He changed his style several times throughout his life and changed his name too.

First we looked at his bamboo paintings and tried to copy this style with watercolour…

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This afternoon we went into the hall to work with Helena Harris, a local artist, who is going to help us create a whole school art installation. It is going to be a murmuration of birds of paradise, inspired by a murmuration of Ā starlings. Today we all made our birds…

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We then looked at another style of art by Katsushika Hokusai- pen and ink and silk screen prints. We tried line drawings with soft sketching pencils and pen…

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