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Chalkhill Art Gallery

Year 2 have been learning about the events of the Great Fire of London in 1666. The children have created these striking images inspired by the historic event, by cutting out silhouettes of the burning buildings and sticking them on a background of coloured tissue paper to represent the fire.

Year 3 have explored the work of Andy Warhol, a leading figure in the pop art movement. Inspired by Warhol's printing technique and multiple images using different colours, the children created their own self-portraits on polystyrene tiles and used different colour backgrounds to create these bold works of art.

Year 4 have been creating still life pictures using oil pastels and they have explored the work of local artist Ann Marie Whitton.  The subjects of her paintings are often landscapes, using bold, vivid colours to create varied textures.

Year 5 have created their own landscape pictures inspired by the work of British surrealist painter and war artist Paul Nash. One of the most important landscape artists in the first half of the 20th century, Paul Nash was inspired by the surrealism movement and created paintings documenting scenes during WW1. Year 5 have created their landscape paintings using oil pastels.

Year 6 have studied the work of British textile designer and artist William Morris.  They explored his wallpaper prints and used polystyrene tyles and printing techniques to create their own designs inspired by his work.