This week our Year 5 pupils were using Rene Magritte’s painting, The False Mirror, as inspiration for a drawing of an eye with a sky in the iris. “My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question ‘What does that mean’?” – Renee Magritte
The children learnt about the parts of the eye and the shape of each part and were able to recreate an eye drawing in a ‘surreal’ style using their own creativity.
Meanwhile, the children were having a hoot in Monday’s Art club where they were creating some wonderful, painted and collage owl pictures! The previous week the Tuesday Art Club were looking at some of Claude Monet’s paintings of London in the Tuesday Art Club. Claude Monet painted a series of oil paintings of the Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, in the autumn of 1899 and the early months of 1900 and 1901 during stays in London … He carried on refining the images back in France and sent requests to London for photographs to help with this.
The children reimagined these images in a painting using and experimenting with watercolour.