Hotspur Primary School

Mowbray Street, Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE6 5PA

0191 276 2762

admin@hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk

Hotspur Arts Lab is a fortnightly art club for children across school to take part in. Each session will look at the work of an art movement or artist, inspiring children to create their own works of art.

After each session we will create an online gallery and display share your child's work within school. If you would like to share any of the art created at home, please take a photo and email it to admin@hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk

 

Georgia O'Keeffe

This week we are looking at the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. In the first of our two videos Mrs McCormick explains a bit about this artist and their inspirations.
For today's artwork you will need:
  • two sheets of card or paper
  • a flower or plant
  • felt tip pens
  • a paint brush
  • water
Please let your class teacher know if you need any help getting resources. 
Watch Part 2 to see Mrs McCormick teach us how to create our own artwork inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe.
Enjoy the mixing of colours straight onto your paper. We can't wait to see your creations! Remember to email them to: admin@hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk Have fun!
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Aboriginal Art

This week Mr Gardner shows us how to create art inspired by Aboriginal dot paintings. 
 
Please send your artwork to: admin@Hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk alternatively you can post it into the Hotspur Arts Lab letter box outside the school entrance. Make sure you include your name and class.

Collage Birds

This week we are creating collage birds.  There is an example of the finished product to the left, let your imagine run free! Below is a step-by-step guide to how we made ours.  

Please let your class teacher know if you need any help getting resources.  We can't wait to see your creations! Remember to email them to: admin@hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk Have fun!

Joanne Wishart

This week's Arts Lab is inspired by local artist Joanne Wishart https://www.joannewishart.co.uk/ who is an impressionist artist based in Cullercoats.  She mainly paints landscapes and her style is bright and bold.
 
We thought this would be a nice activity for the children's first week back as a way of reconnecting with the school environment. We want the children to think about a special place in school; a place they've missed, a place they feel safe in/happy in.

 

 

 

Arts Lab Exhibition

Our pop-up Arts Lab exhibition has started to evolve along the school fence that runs down Mowbray Street. 

Using the book "Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighbourhood" by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell as stimulus, the exhibition features illustrations from the book alongside artwork created by children, inspired by our Arts Lab sessions.  

The exhibition will continue to grow in the coming days and weeks, we welcome everyone from the local community to come along and enjoy our children's amazing work.  The exhibition also has an interactive element, scan the QR codes you find hidden in the exhibition to be taken to Arts Lab videos and songs from our Weekly Singing assemblies. 

 

Wassily Kandinsky

Welcome back to Hotspur Arts Lab, we hope that you had a restful half-term holiday.         
This week Mrs McCormick shows us how to create art in style of Wassily Kandinsky. 
 
Please send your artwork to: admin@Hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk alternatively you can post it into the Hotspur Arts Lab letter box outside the school entrance. Make sure you include your name and class. 
 
Our pop-up art exhibition featuring your work will be starting this week - please check back later in the week for more details!

Environmental Art

This week Mr Gardner reads Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighbourhood by Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and talks about how we can transform our environment with art.
 
Miss Ritson and he then create their own environmental art and share some examples of earth art by Andy Goldsworthy. 

Let's reclaim our environment with art! Please send in your pictures of your art gallery windows or environmental art to: admin@Hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk. Alternatively, you can post it into the Hotspur Arts Lab letter box outside the school entrance. Make sure you include your name and class and who knows, you might find your artwork around the school soon!

Hotspur Hearts for Heroes

This week Hotspur Arts Lab is a little bit different... We want you to create your very own Hotspur Hearts for Heroes. Choose a Hero or Shero and create a piece of art or writing celebrating them.

Miss Clark and Mr Gardner explain how to get involved in the video.  Once complete, upload your work to Tapestry, Showbie or email it to: admin@Hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk. Alternatively, you can post it into the Hotspur Arts Lab letter box outside the school entrance.

Make sure you include your name and class and look out for our pop-up exhibition appearing around the school grounds!

 

Henri Matisse

Watch the video as Mrs McCormick shows us how to create collage art inspired by the French artist Henri Matisse.

To listen to the music that Mrs McCormick is using for inspiration click here: http://www.viewpure.com/VWoCGTGPxHs?start=0&end=0 

Alternatively choose your own music and have fun cutting!

Remember to email your artwork to: admin@hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk or alternatively you can post them to the Hotspur Arts Lab post box outside the school. Make sure you include your name and class and who knows, you might find your artwork on a surprise gallery around the school grounds!

We look forward to seeing your colourful Matisse-inspired creations!

Inuit Art

This week we are looking at the pictures of the Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Watch this video to see some examples of her work: 

http://www.viewpure.com/65wW8ejKcYQ?start=0&end=0 

In our Arts Lab video Mr Gardner explains a bit more about Inuit art and shows us how to create a picture in the style of Kenojuak Ashevak.

Email your art work to: admin@hotspur.newcastle.sch.uk or alternatively you can post them to the Hotspur Arts Lab post box, outside of the school's main entrance.

Make sure you include your name and class and who knows, you might find your artwork cropping up in surprising places soon!  

We look forward to see your fantastic creations!

 Pop Art

Pop art is a style of art based on simple, bold images of everyday items, such as soup cans, painted in bright colors. Pop artists created pictures of consumer product labels and packaging, photos of celebrities, comic strips, and animals.

The popularity of pop art spread throughout Great Britain and the United states during the 1960s.  Many famous artists who participated in this movement became household names.

Andy Warhol is known for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans.  He also painted animals, movie stars, musicians, and other well-known people. 

Roy Lichtenstein was famous for creating images inspired by comic strips and advertisements.  Look closely at his work – can you see how the colours are clear from a distance, but look like tiny dots and dashes close-up? 

What style of pop art are you going to create?  See the gallery below for some further inspiration.