Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School

Let’s Explore -Collage

Collage Portraits by Oak Class

We used manmade and natural materials to make our collage self-portraits.

Portraits using mixed media by Chestnut Class

We tried to match our photograph using oil pastel for our self-portraits.

Self portraits using a collage background in the style of Henri Matisse by Sycamore Class.

We studied the artwork of Henri Matisse and used his style of collage to cut shapes for our backgrounds. We sketched self-portraits in pencil looking carefully at our features and using shading.

Collage Portraits by Beech Class

We used a range of patterned papers and looked carefully at our features and hairstyles to produce our self-portraits.

Picasso inspired collage portraits by Beech Class

We studied the collage artwork of Picasso and learned he was one of the first artists to use collage. We used his portraits to inspire our collage semi-abstract portraits.

Mexican and Mayan Art by Beech Class

We learned about Mexican folk art and we were inspired by Mexican Otomi embroidery in our collage patterns. We used templates and transfer techniques.

We are learning about the Mayans and learned that they used pictures to tell stories and to record information rather than words. These pictures were called codices and we used collage to decorate many of the codices that the Mayans used.

Roman Mosaics by Sycamore Class

We used tiles and looked at images of Roman mosaics for inspiration. We learned all about how Romans used mosaics.

Oak Class Collage Abstract Art

Dinosaur Fossil Collages By Oak Class

Bonfire Collages by Chestnut Class

Autumn collages by Chestnut Class

Painting in the style of Kandinsky by Oak Class

What a Wonderful World – Painting

Art inspired by nature in our garden by Beech Class.

We studied the artists Georgia O’Keeffe and Yellana James and their artwork. They both used nature to produce semi-abstract work called “biomorphic art”. We started with images and sketches of nature that we did in our garden and we turned it into art in the style of these two artists.

Art inspired by our trip to Arran by Beech Class

We used watercolours to paint the view of Holy Island from the outdoor centre in Arran.

Landscape painting inspired by Scottish artist Jolomo by Beech Class.

We studied the art of Jolomo and learned about how he paints Scottish landscapes ahead of our visit to Arran.

Oak Class observational drawing

Oak Class did some observational, pencil drawings of flowers.

Colour wheel art

Beech Class explored the colour wheel in art.  We collected all sorts of natural things from our grounds and then used primary colours mixed together to make as close a match as possible to the item we had chosen.  We found that some colours we needed to use to achieve our final shade were surprising!

Art club creations

A selection of the work done by Art Club this term.

Rock Painting at Art Club

Wave Painting and Textiles by Beech Class

We painted acrylic paintings in the style of Maggie Hambling’s wave paintings. We used our paintings as inspiration for our textile work depicting waves. We used applique and a range of textiles, threads, sequins and beads to create waves and movement.

Fruit Printing by Beech Class

We used a combination of screen printing and etching to create our designs based on tropical fruit to link with our work on the Amazon rainforest.


Sycamore Class made some beautiful wave pictures.


Sycamore Class created different printing blocks. They used string to create interesting patterns and foam to represent the cross-sectional view of an apple.

They used their printing blocks to create repeating patterns.

Pebble Painting

Art Club did some wonderful pebble painting. They looked amazing!