Art & Design

Art and Design
'As artists we are inspired by creators and cultures to explore and experiment with a range of media to let our creativity flow.' [Ellwood Community School Art and Design Mission Statement]
Chestnut class learning how to mix primary colours 
King Charles III Coronation Art Exhibition - Friday 5th May 2023
We are so proud of the children for their hard work and creativity on their Coronation artwork. The art exhibition looked fantastic with all of the children's brilliant arts and crafts. Thank you all to parents and carers who came to view the children's artwork on Friday afternoon, we hope you all enjoyed the afternoon and had a great weekend celebrating.
Chestnut have enjoyed learning about sculptures. Year 1 worked together to create a class paper spider sculpture, and Year 2 used the 'score and slip' technique to create their own spider sculpture.  
Arcimboldo Fruit Face Collages
Inspired by the artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo, Sycamore class created fruit face collages, with the idea of turning objects into something new. First the children planned their piece in their sketchbook, before making and evaluating their pieces.
Art within Computing
The children in Chestnut class have combined art with computing. They have created artwork on their laptops to replicate the style of the famous artist, Kandinsky.
Forest of Dean Dog Rescue Christmas Poster Competition 2022
All of the children at Ellwood, from Reception - Year 6 took part in the Forest of Dean Dog Rescue Competition this year. They have been really creative!
Well done children, good luck to everyone!
The children in Sycamore designed and created their own maracas using recycled materials during their 'sculptures' unit within art. They were inspired by traditional African artwork when thinking about the shapes and colours on their maracas. They look fantastic!
Celebrating the life of Queen Elizabeth II
1926 - 2022
All of the children at Ellwood Community Primary School came together to create a memorial and celebration display for Queen Elizabeth II. Well done everyone!
We study famous artists as inspiration for our work.
Willow class enjoyed creating a range of artwork during their South American topic including watercolour scenes on a colourwash background using weaving to add extra detail and fabulous cushion covers and wall hangings using fabric they had dyed.
Maasai Necklaces
The children in Beech class have been exploring the topic of 'Africa' within their art lessons. They learnt about the skill of colour mixing, then about different patterns that the people in Africa use on their Maasai Necklaces. They used this knowledge to design and create their own Maasai Tribe necklaces. They look fantastic, well done!
World Book Day Art Competition

We are so pleased to announce the winners of the art competition that took place for World Book Day! 

We received over 40 entries! All entries were excellent and included so many different materials, skills and techniques! A lot of effort has been put in. Well done to all of the children who took part in the competition and congratulations to the competition winners! 

Thank you to parents and carers for your continued support.

Clay Pinch Pots
The children in Beech class have been exploring the 'score and slip' technique to join clay to their clay pinch pots. They are excellent and very creative!
Remembrance Day 2022
The children at Ellwood Primary School have proudly created artwork whilst learning about Remembrance Day. All of the classes produced their pieces this week to remember the soldiers who fought for our Country.
Across the school, a wide range of materials and techniques were used to create the children's remembrance pieces. This included watercolour, card, tissue paper, oil pastels, crayons, colouring pencils and paint.
We will remember them.
Nursery Rhyme Paintings
In Oak class, the reception children have been painting! They have created fantastic paintings of their favourite nursery rhymes. They look amazing!
Year 1-3 Art Club - Autumn Term 2022
Bird Pottery
Thank you to Georgie and Katie who visited us from 'Bird Pottery' in Littledean. They very kindly came into school to help us make our Jubilee bunting. The children created fantastic detailed designs and took great care when painting. We can't wait to see them finished! 
Using different methods and materials.
The children were inspired to create some wonderful pieces of artwork as part of their topic homework.