Friday 14th October 2011 – Olympic Artwork at St Peter’s Church
From this evening, St Peter’s Church Hall on Free Street will be displaying some of our Olympic Themed artwork. Why not go for a viewing?
In Gingko class we talked about the origins of the Olympic torch in Ancient Greece and how it is used in connection with the modern-day Olympic games for ceremonial and symbolic purposes. We decided to make our torches using black, blue, green, red and yellow card as these are the colours of the Olympic rings. We investigated different patterns which might be suitable to decorate our torches and used a range of different media to do so, including cut paper, metallic pens and glitter glue. We found that layers of tissue paper and coloured cellophane made very effective flames.
Cedar class enjoyed collaging the Olympic rings. We used rolled up tissue paper and corrugated card to get the desired effect. We found out that all of the countries participating have at least one colour from their flag represented on the rings and the rings are joined together to represent unity.
Year 4 really enjoyed making our Olympic medal. We used salt dough to model and carve out our designs and have used gold, silver or bronze paint to decorate them.
In Tamarind Class, we made handprint wreaths using flags from around the world. We draw around our hands, then used the flags of the world to decorate the hands before joining them together as a reminder of the world coming together to take part in the Olympic Games.
In Redwood Class we made Olympic laurel wreaths by using sugar paper to make a crown. We then cut our leaf shapes, adding detail with bronze paint and attached them to out wreaths using staples or glue.
In Year 6, we used felt to make flags of the countries that participate in the Olympic Games. For this activity we had to firstly cut out the appropriate size pieces of felt and then use our sewing skills to attatch the different pieces. This was much harder than we thought it would be but we enjoyed the challenge!
We also created oil pastel pictures of sporting events. We looked at a range of photographs from past Olympic Games and then drew our images lightly on cartridge paper using pencils. We then used a variety of techniques with the oil pastels, such as blending, to create our final pictures.
Finally, we created collages of sporting events. Similar to the oil pastel group, we looked at a range of photographs from past Olympic Games and then drew our images lightly on cartridge paper using pencils. We then used the materials available to use to collage. We had to be very creative and got rather sticky!
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