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Art / DT

Blitz Art - 18.5.20


Walking around Beeston, I've seen that many of you are decorating your houses, driveways and walls with chalk.  If you've got some chalk, you could have a go at this really clever but simple art activity using chalks to recreate a scene from the Blitz (the German bombing of WW2).  Watch the video and have a go - I'd love to see what you come up with.  Do post any work to the blog if you get the chance!


Blitz art in chalk

In this teacher art tutorial, you will learn how to teach an amazing art activity based on London during the Blitz. This simple chalk and stencil art work is...

Mulberry Harbours - a World War 2 DT project


If you fancy making something this week, have a look at this! (And a video from Mr Morris which goes wrong at the end!  Can you make a better one?  We'd love to see it!)  



Mulberry Harbours DT Activity

Can you make a Mulberry Harbour?

Mulberry Harbours in WW2

Still image for this video

Factory-Made Invasion Harbour (1944)

Item title reads - D-day secret revealed. Factory made invasion port. English Channel. Aerial shots of parts of mulberry harbour at sea making their way to F...

Colour in art is a very well-known way of portraying emotion.  There is a wealth of information about colour theory and its link to emotion (see the document below). 


There is a very famous artist who went through two famous colour periods:  A "Blue Period" and a "Rose Period".  That artist was Picasso.  You can find out more about him here:


Picasso went through his Blue Period following the death of a close friend when he was feeling sad.  His Rose Period started when he fell in love and began feeling happier.  At the bottom of the document below, are some examples of paintings from these two periods.  Note the limited colour palettes that the paintings use (particularly during the Blue Period).  


Why not have a go at expressing your feelings through painting or colouring using a limited colour palette?  Use the "Science of Colour" page on the document below to help choose your colour palette.  We'd love to see your pictures on the blog page.