Artist Focus

Each year, Parkfielders study the work of a number of artists. By the time they leave the school children will have seen and recreated a wide range of art work. They will have been inspired by artists from different eras and used a wide range of medians in their work. Each class also has an annual 'Art and Design' theme day that focusses on a particular art skill and artist. Details can be found below.

EYFS

Autumn

  • Picasso

  • Collages of funny faces.

Spring

  • Jackson Pollock

  • Splat painting

Summer

  • Vincent Van Gogh

  • Finger painting and observational

Year 1

Autumn

Artist

  • Beatriz Milhazes

  • Jasper Johns

Type of artwork

  • Creating abstract artwork.

  • Colour mixing skills artwork.

Spring

Artist

  • Edouard Martinet

  • Susan Beatrice

  • William Morris

  • John Henry Dearle

  • Andy Goldsworthy

  • Louise Bourgeois

Type of artwork

  • Create creatures from junk modelling.

  • Create artwork from natural materials.

Summer

Artist

  • Louis Wain

  • Kandinsky

Type of artwork

  • Evaluate what the cats and dogs are doing in each picture and use drama to freeze frame and capture an image.

  • Drawing using 2D geometric shapes.



Year 2

Autumn

Artist

  • Max Ernst

  • Ed Ruscha

Type of artwork

  • Use rubbings and tear them into shapes in the style of Max Ernst.

  • Use shading to make an image look 3D.


Spring

Artist

  • Nancy McCroskey

  • Clarice Cliff

Type of artwork

  • Create a grid style picture using shading.

  • Paint a paper plate in the style of Clarice Cliff.

Summer

Artist

  • Damien Hirst

  • Julian Opie

  • Edwina Bridgeman

Type of artwork

  • Create 'Day of the Dead' style skull pictures.

  • Draw a self portrait in the style of Julian Opie.

  • Make wooden peg people.

Year 3

Autumn

Artist

N/A



Spring

Artist

N/A

Summer

Artist

  • Diego Velázquez

  • Walt Disney

  • Carl Giles

Type of artwork

  • Create a tints and shade painting.

  • Make caricatures of toys.

  • Create caricatures of family.


Year 4

Autumn

N/A

Spring

Artist

  • Luz Perez Ojeda

  • Barbara Hepworth

  • Giorgio Morandi

  • Paul Cézanne

Type of artwork

  • Op-art

  • Soap carving/sculpture

  • Still life

  • Paint in the style of Cézanne

Summer

Artist

  • David Hockney

  • Paula Rego

  • Edward Hopper

  • Pieter Brueghel

  • Fiona Rae

Type of artwork

  • Photograph recreated scenes from famous artwork.

  • Recreate artwork in sketchbooks.


Year 5

Autumn

Artist Name

  • Hundertwasser

Type of artwork

  • Transforming buildings in a style inspired by the artist Hundertwasser.

Spring

N/A

Summer

Artist Name

  • Banksy

  • Hermann Rorschach & Andy Warhol

  • John Singer Sargent

  • Magdalene Odundo

Type of artwork

  • Learning how artists make political statements through their art.

  • Create symmetrical patterns.

  • Recreate a piece of artwork using drama.

Year 6

Autumn

Artist Name

  • Claude Monet

  • William Morris

  • Edward Hopper

Type of artwork

  • Colour mix and replicate a small section of a piece of artwork.

  • Print onto fabric using a polystyrene tile.

  • Analyse a great piece of artwork.

Spring

Artist Name

  • Käthe Kollwitz

  • Pablo Picasso

  • David Shrigley & Mark Wallinger

Type of artwork

  • Draw portraits.

  • Create a 'Guernica' inspired piece of artwork.

  • Create a clay sculpture.

Summer

Artist Name

  • Hannah Hoch & Raoul Hausmann

  • Jenny Holzer

  • Edward Weston

  • Edvard Munch

Type of artwork

  • Create a photomontage.

  • Create a 'truism'phrase and add appropriate photographs/background.

  • Take macro photographs of fruit/vegetables.

  • Recreate a digital selfie in the style of Munch.

ART & DESIGN DAY

EYFS

Artist Name

  • xxx

Type of artwork

  • xxx

Year 1

Artist Name

  • Renoir

  • Joaquin Sorolla

  • Peder Severin Kroyer

  • Vincent Van Gogh

Type of artwork

  • Compare seaside images from 3 artists.

  • Create a texture picture.

  • Mix colours to paint the sea, sand and sky.


Year 2

Artist Name

  • Leo Baxendale

  • Roy Lichtenstein

Type of artwork

  • Create emotions in cartoon characters.

  • Create a superhero piece of artwork.

Year 3

Artist Name

  • xxx

Type of artwork

  • xxx

Year 4

Artist Name

  • Sam Francis

  • Arcimboldo

  • Sokari Douglas Camp

  • El Anatsui

Type of artwork

  • Wax resist

  • Fruit faces

  • Sculpture

Year 5

Artist Name

  • Morag Myerscough & Luke Morgan.

Type of artwork

  • Design a room for a hospital/dentist etc.

Year 6

Artist Name

  • Paul Cezanne, Jaromír Funke & Ben Nicholson.

Type of artwork

  • Still life composition.