Both Year 2 classes had a fantastic time during our recent visit to the Tate Modern. Our main reason for visiting was to look at the Tate’s Matisse exhibition. We have been studying some of the work during our art lessons and looking at the use of colour and imagery.
We have continued this art learning back at Michael Faraday School. We asked the Year 2 pupils to consider an ‘out of frame’ interpretation of a picture. This means to think about what might have happened in the painting before and after it was completed.
Year 2 have taken a famous piece of contemporary art, and then added some extra detail around the edges. This is a great exercise in helping the pupils to develop their imagination and to see new ideas in a piece of artwork.
Recreations of some of Matisse’s famous animal pictures have also been produced in class. The children have used a variety of materials such as charcoal and water paints.