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We have continued to celebrate our art week by looking at art created in India. We have created a piece of peacock art work in the style of Indian art. We will be colouring our final designs in pastel. You can see us practising below.
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It is art week in Booker and we are busy creating pieces of art in many different mediums. The theme of the week is diversity and we are celebrating the fact that everyone in the world is unique, but that we are one big human family. We have been creating a display to celebrate our uniqueness and how wonderful the world is with all our different talents and cultures.

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In Spring two, we are designing and producing Mayan hats. We have started by discussing the purpose of hats and the different types that exist. This will allow us to think about the best shapes, patterns and materials to use for our own designs.
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Pablo Picasso and other cubist artists looked at everyday objects and drew them by breaking them down into a series of geometric shapes. We have been using this strategy to sketch the shapes and lines of a guitar.
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Our topic for Spring One is Picasso. We have started by researching key facts about his life and have presented a fact file about him in our sketchbooks. We had great fun hiding our favourite facts about him in the classroom and having a treasure hunt to find them. Ask us what our favourite facts were.
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We are busy making our Mexican masks using layers of paper mache. A messy but fun task!
Today we practised our colouring skills. We have been colouring in some Mexican masks using bright colours.
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We are studying The Day of the Dead. We have researched and presented some information about the festival, and decorated our fact files with some symbols of Dia de los Muertos.
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We are studying Mexican art this term. We have started our studies by creating Papel Picado, or perforated paper. Using a paper design and our best scissors skills, we created a beautiful set of designs that are decorating the hall.
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To help practise our sketching and painting skills, we have planned and created a painting of Liverpool during the Blitz. There are some pictures of us creating our designs below. Follow the link to our History page to see some finished designs.
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Here are our finished designs. Just like the Maya, our head dresses have bright colours, gemstones and feathers.
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Here we are making our Mayan designs. Messy but fun!
In Spring Two we are studying hats in design technology. We have looked at examples of headwate worn by the Maya and have designed our own Mayan hats, discussing their uses, materials, textures and patterns. 
In the coming term we will be looking at the work of Pablo Picasso. We have already learnt about how he came to be a painter living in Paris and what inspired his cubist images. We are going to create our own abstract Picasso, based on the outline of a guitar. We have had great fun sketching guitars, breaking them into sections and closely examining every curve. 
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We have been studying and producing Mexican inspired art. We used scissors to cut patterns into tissue paper, a technique known in Mexico as Papel Picado. We have also designed and created Mexican masks based on examples taken from the Day of the Dead festival. Ask us what this festival is all about. 

Papel Picado

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Making our masks

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Decorating our masks

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