St Alban's Catholic Primary School

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Each term during Art lessons, the children will learn new skills and also focus on significant artists. They will learn about famous pieces of work and over time will be able to discuss their own personal likes and dislikes and also have the ability to compare and contrast famous works using technical language. We are hoping that by the end of Y6, our pupils will recognise famous works of art and know about their origins and the techniques used to create them 

Art Long Term Overview

St. Alban's Artists

Year 1 learn about Georgia O'Keeffe

Year 2 learn about Lowry

Year two learn about the life and work of L.S. Lowry. Lowry only used 5 colours in his art work, black, white, red, blue and yellow. Lowry often used pencils to sketch on scrap pieces of paper while he was walking around the city as part of his job. 

Year two explore mixing the 3 primary colours to see what colours they can make and they learn how to use a vanishing point to help them draw using perspective. 

Year 3 learn about Dali

Year three learn about the 'Surrealist Art Movement'. Dali's artwork, was inspired by his unusual dreams, which inspired his art. The children have created 'The Elephants' inspired by Dali. They used pastels to blend colours to achieve the sunset. 

Year 4 learn about Van Gogh

They use Van Gogh's artwork to learn about landscape paintings. They use sketching skills to develop their understanding of perspective, colour and proportions.