Art @ Lovelace

This year we have entered the 2016 Art & Poetry Competition: 'Wild Wonders'. This annual children’s competition is part of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Art for Survival programme and was established in 2004 to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment through art and poetry. As you can see from the photos below it involved collaboration with all the classes in KS2. Thanks to Miss Fiddimore and Mrs Gillett and all the Key Stage 2 staff for all their input on this.


We took our inspiration for our artwork from the painting ‘A Tiger in a Tropical Storm’ by Henri Rousseau. Each year group in Key Stage Two was given a specific focus for the artwork and spent an afternoon in the art room working on the blank canvas.

The children decided to include a river in their version of the painting and learnt how to make lighter and darker tones of blue and grey for the stormy sky and water. Two classes learnt how to mix different shades of green using blue and yellow paint. The children then decided which endangered animals would be included in our version of the painting.

They then made these masks with mod roc and later painted them. Some children used oil pastels and collage to add extra detail to the background and the animals.

As you can see the children have thoroughly enjoyed developing their art skills but they have also learnt lots about the importance of developing awareness of endangered animals. We are very proud of their achievements during the creation of our artwork and hope that we have inspired them to be responsible and creative citizens of the future.