You may like to look at the art works we share in our Monday assemblies with Mrs Cador in the links or attached powerpoints. There is also a musical link embedded in the powerpoints so that the children can listen to some music to compliment the art work.
So far we have looked at:
Maria Sibylla Merian — a renowned scientific illustrator fromm the 17th century. This was linked to the Y6's science work on flowering plants and their scientific illustration of flowers. We listened to Händel's, Concerto Grosso Op. 3, no. 2, and appreciated Maria's wonderful illustrations.
As we can see sunflowers everywhere around Harvest, our Sunflowers in art assembly began with looking at and discussing a real sunflower followed by appreciating a few of Van Gogh's sunflower paintings and then a series of paintings by other artists inspired by this beautiful late summer flower. We listened to Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the flowers as we appreciated the paintings.
Our 'I want to ride my bicycle' art appreciation assembly was inspired by our Y4 and 5 learning to be safe on the roads with Bikeability training. We enjoyed looking at the wide variety of illustrations, prints and paintings showing bicycles in art and listened (and joined in) with 'I want to ride my bicycle' by Queen.
As we embraced the shorter days, autumnal leaves and chillier weather, we looked at a range of art work by artists who had chosen to explore autumn in their paintings. We accompanied the gallery of 'Autumn in art' paintings with Autumn from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
A fantastic exhibition called 'The Art of the Brick' showcasing the amazing Lego creations by Nathan Sawaya inspired another Art Appreciation assembly. Fantastic examples of how Nathan has taken art masterpieces and recreated them in Lego really inspired lots of the children to create their own Lego models, which we shared in our following Art Appreciation assembly.