St. Peter’s Mission Statement
One Family, Aiming High, Learning Together with God.
St. Peter’s Art Vision
Valuing the creative journey, instilling creative confidence and a love of the visual arts.
We've had a varied Autumn term so far in art, which has meant we've strayed off timetable in many classes! We've now all completed our annual Christmas card designs that have gone off to the factory and KS2 have had the opportunity to experience online maths-inspired art workshops with an art educator from the Courtauld Gallery in London.
"Artists have been using maths since at least the 4th century, and quite possibly even earlier. These workshops support students to develop their mathematical understanding whilst discovering the creative possibilities such knowledge can open up. In our collection we have a number of artworks which can be used to explore key terms such as tesselation, symmetry and rotation whilst also learning about the rich history of objects from other countries and cultures."
We are giving all of our children the opportunity to enter a county art competition
with the theme, 'The Colour of Nature'.
Children should be encouraged to think about nature all around them to produce a piece of artwork which captures the colour of nature. Through this competition, we would like to promote the health and wellbeing benefits of experiencing nature, as we are aware that children’s mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing are improved by
being in and looking at nature.
Ideas for artwork might be generated by encouraging children to:
Think about the things they enjoy and see in nature and how it makes them feel.
Think about their location: were they outside in a park, in a wood or just looking through a window – what did they like about the scene?
Think about the time of year, is it winter or spring, summer or autumn?
Draw the wildlife and flowers they see.
Think about the benefits of being outside: affecting health and wellbeing, improving both physical and mental health, making us feel happier and healthier.
Use words to help illustrate the benefits and feelings.
Get help from their families.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. The competition is open to all primary school children in Hertfordshire.
2. Entrants are asked to create a piece of A4 artwork in any medium, providing it is original artwork (no computer-generated images, please).
3. Each picture file should be clearly marked with the entrant’s name, age, school year and school together with the location the picture was drawn from.
4. Each entry should be the work of one entrant only.
5. All entries should be sent into school no later than 22 November 2021.
6. Winning artists will receive certificates and vouchers, commended artists will receive certificates.
7. The overall winning school will receive £500 in gift vouchers to spend on art and craft materials.
8. Certificates and vouchers will be presented during the spring term.
At St. Peter's, we've recognised the challenges that creating art at home can bring. As work has shifted from classrooms to online, physical space to work and having few art materials, can all be obstacles to creativity and the visual arts.
With this in mind, we've started the spring term by making our own handmade sketchbooks out of scrap and recycled materials in KS1 and KS2. Not only are these books free to make, they're a place for exploring the world through drawing, writing, collecting, sticking, collaging, sorting, recording and playing with ideas.