In Lily Pad we have been looking at the work of the Irish born fashion designer Orla Kiely.

The children really liked her bold use of colour and shape and they were inspired by her work to design and create tote bags to give to their mums on Mother’s Day in the style of Orla Kiely.

They experimented with different designs and colours until they finally chose a design they wanted to print onto their canvas tote bag. They created a stamp and practised on a paper bag to perfect the printing techniques.  I’m sure you’ll agree they have produced some great design that Orla Kiely would be proud of.


Year 1

In Year 1 Art lessons we have made penguins out of clay. Once they were dry we painted them too.


We have also learned how to create self-portraits. We did some in pencil, some in pastels and some with paint.


Year 6

In year 6 we have studied the work of Van Gogh. The children used pastels to create observational drawings of flowers. We talked about texture and how we could create the texture we could see. We also created a colour wheel, so that we could use complimentary and contrasting colours in the most effective way.

We then studied the work of LS Lowry, focussing on the work from around WW2. The children have discussed pieces and talked about colour and textures. They have then gone on to create their own paintings, using watercolours.


Following this, they moved onto looking at Indian Art, creating symmetrical patterns, using bold colours, remembering their knowledge of the colour wheel.