Year 6 become artists

Our topic for Spring term is ‘Inspirational Inventors’ and for the past two weeks, Year 6 have been learning about a famous artist called Michael Lang. He is renowned for his mechanical art paintings which feature cogs, screws and chains.

To begin our art lessons, the children completed some observational drawings of cogs in isolation.  Here are some of the children’s cogs:

          

         

We then drew interlocking cogs:

   

 

Finally, we focused on Michael Lang’s artwork named Harmony 8. We divided the painting into 12 parts and pupils chose one section of the piece to recreate using a range of different mediums:

     

        

The Year 6 team think the children have produced some intricate designs and exquisite pieces of art in the last two weeks and I’m sure you’d agree with us!