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learning about the Famous Artists

The children in Year 3 have been learning about two famous artists this week: Pablo Picasso and David Hockney.

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In Art, the children have been using some of their newly acquired drawing skills to create abstract self-portraits inspired by Picasso. They started by drawing two similar self-portraits and then, using light and dark colours, the children coloured them in. After that, they cut them up and rearranged them into an abstract self-portrait showing the contrast of colours too. The children used their Be Imaginative and Be Independent skills for this activity, and the results were incredible. 

In Computing, the children have been learning how to use an app called PicCollage to present their work. This week, they had to opportunity to show off these new skills by creating a David Hockney inspired ‘Joiner’ Picture. The children had to take a number of photographs of a partner’s face at different distances and angles. They showed some wonderful Be Collaborative skills when completing this activity, a skill we have been working hard on recently. Then using PicCollage, the children rearranged the photos to make a portrait of their partner. There was lots of laughter as partners showed each other their final, and rather abstract portraits. The children then learnt how to save their finished piece of work and Air Drop it to their teacher to be printed and made into a beautiful, artistic display.

By Emily Kingett

Year 3 Hornbills Teacher


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The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
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5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun
Early Years Campus

5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District
100027, China

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