Dolphins Creativity Week

Office UserYear 4, Dolphins

All of last week, Dolphins class was very busy and very creative! We were inspired by Japan, learnt lots about their culture and completed lots of amazing pieces of artwork. On Monday, we started our week researching to find out all about the country of Japan. The children took what they had found out and created a poster in small groups. The children all worked brilliantly as a team and produced informative and creative posters.

We then created some beautiful pieces of artwork inspired by the cherry blossom in Japan. We used water colours to create the background and painted out cherry blossom branches on top. After this we started another piece of work inspired by ‘The Great Wave’ by Hokusai. For this piece we used pencils and oil pastels to add vibrant colours. 

We also had a go at some origami making paper ice creams, frogs and attempting to make paper boats which float. We also used paper folding to make patterned fans. In the afternoon, we created Japanese inspired pictures by dripping paint on to salt. 

Finally, we looked at Japanese wooden prints and then made our own inspired by the animals and nature which feature in the artwork. We also learnt some numbers in Japanese and wrote them out to create our own scrolls. 

We had an amazing week learning more about different cultures and styles of artwork.