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Year 6

Summer Half Term 2 - Gallery Rebels 


Pack up your pencils, pick up your paintbrushes and prepare to be amazed by the wonderful work of 19th and 20th century artists.


During this half term, we’ll visit a local art gallery to view an exhibition. We’ll talk about features of the artwork and sketch our favourite pieces. We’ll research important artwork of the 19th and 20th centuries online, choosing a favourite piece of art to describe in more detail. Using maps, we’ll locate art galleries around the world and calculate how much it would cost to get there. When we’ve gathered a range of materials, we’ll make beautiful sketchbooks and use them to collect ideas and inspiration. We’ll create pieces of art inspired by well known artists and use search engines to source images of modern art to put into a digital portfolio. We’ll express ourselves through poetry, stories, music and painting. Art can affect our feelings and emotions, and we’ll investigate whether everyone responds in the same way. We’ll also use found objects to create a surreal sculpture.


At the end of the ILP, our work will be displayed in an exhibition, and we’ll give guided tours. We’ll also perform an expressionist dance for our audience.


Help your child prepare for their project

There are many different styles of artwork, and inspiration can be found all around us. Why not go into the garden together and sketch various objects or plants? You could also reimagine these same objects in an impressionist or surrealist style. Alternatively, work together to collect natural objects and make a colourful collage.

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