were introduced to the artist, Sharon
Kelly. Sharon shared sketchbooks and ideas about the art partnership
project. We created portrait drawings
at the work of LS Lowry. We wanted to draw people moving so we sat in
a circle and started to draw the models
in the middle. We made lots of exciting pictures and lots of friends.
We had fun being models.
We wanted to draw our
environment just like Lowry did. We talked about the things which can
be made. Some of our parents and friends work in the factories. We went
out to draw where we live. We looked at the different shapes and patterns
of the bricks and bridges.
the Lowry exhibition
in Salford, Manchester. We looked at the paintings with beautiful
frames. We made some of our own pictures using collage.
Lowry’s style to paint landscape pictures. Charcoal and chalk were also
used to make dark cloudy pictures.
at pictures of mosaics. Sharon brought some mosaics to show us. We made
mosaic pictures using coloured cardboard. This was a practice before
we made the real one.
at our environment drawings and decided which mosaic design we would use.
Sharon used a piece of everyones picture to make our design. We liked
it very much but we wanted more cars on it so Sharon changed the design.
plastic was placed over the drawings and we started to stick on the coloured
tiles. When we moved the picture we could see how the mosaics would look.
had to be glued to the board using concrete. It was very messy, heavy
and smelled funny. We placed the loose bits of mosaic into the concrete.
We hoped they were going to look good when they dried.
were complete and we all liked them very much. We sanded the frames down
and painted them white. The mosiacs show where we live in Skelmersdale
and you can see the roundabouts and our schools.
Beacon’s Mosaic and
BANNERS (Year 4 from Hillside and Beacon)
We met to discuss
art and looked at other artists’ work. We created charcoal
We looked at
Kandinsky’s pictures. We created our own patterns, shapes and colours
using chalks and pastels.
everyone how to mix different colours that we needed to paint the banners.
Joanne helped us to camouflage part of a picture by mixing the same colours.
We decided the
theme ‘time’ would be used to make our banners. We had to design caring
time, nature time, beginning of time, school time, leisure
time, dinnertime, hometime and bedtime.
masking out fabric with masking tape and painting any patternswe liked.
We pulled the tape from the fabric which left white patterns.
Week 6 – 10
All the banners
were drawn and masked out with tape. We started to paint them during
the next four weeks. We pulled off the tape to show the pictures. Sharon
had to sew them and Joanne and Jimmy helped to put them up in the school
hall. Have a look at the schools’ banners.
SCULPTURE (Year 5
from Hillside and Beacon)
We met each
other and artist Sharon Kelly. We used charcoal to create our faces,
just like a portrait.
We talked about
sculptures and ornaments we have in our houses and the environment we
live in. We looked at pictures of sculptures by other artists like Brancusi.
Brancusi made a
tower and we will make one like a
tent. We started to draw some ideas.
Week 3 – 5
fabric was the first thing to do. We used fabric paints and pens to draw
on more designs and frames around our prints.
Week 6 – 8
We started weaving
and sewing onto the fabric. We could decide what patterns we wanted to
We talked about
different towers we have seen. We drew some of them, and our ideas of
the tent. Sharon, Joanne, Mrs Newton and Mr Barratt
helped to make the tent and towers
that we designed.
Shaw came to talk to us and to show us lots of his sculptures and sketchbooks.
We made crazy creatures out of clay. Andy likes dogs and angels and he
is making a big sculpture of a boat for the canal.
Sharon would like
to thank Beacon and hillside children for making this art project exciting.
We have made lots of friends and have learned lots about art. A special
THANK YOU for Joanne Newton for all her help throughout this wonderful