We foster a love of creative arts at Harrington Hill Primary School. Children are passionate and excited about developing their artistic skills through our termly art days. If you are a creative parent/carer, please contact the school as we would love to see what you could offer! On this page you will see regular updates of exciting creative activities, lessons, ideas for home learning and a gallery of our amazing children’s work. Our featured artist should get your creative juices flowing, or follow our website links to really unleash your inner talent.
Miss Resna Begum
Our Vision at HH
- Promote a love of art in the school and celebrate creativity to improve children’s well being.
- Teach art days linked to topic to produce a final product.
- Use varied and creative resources and techniques.
- Learn about artists and the skills they have used using a sketchbook.
Think Like an Artist
- Who is your favourite artist?
- What do you like about their work?
- What is it you enjoy about art?
- Where do you get inspiration from?
- Do you have a favourite style of art?
- Have you ever made a sculpture?
- Can you explain how you mix colours?
Family Art Afternoons
What fun it is to make art with our community! A huge thank you to all the parents for your continued involvement in our ‘Family Art Afternoons’ and making them a huge success. So many of you are hugely talented and it is always great to see your enthusiasm, your children leave the events so thrilled! Watch this space for another community art event!
A huge thank you to those parents who attended the ‘Drawn in’ event hosted at our school. It was amazing to create different artwork based on your favourite story books together. You really brought these tales to life and helped to inspire your children. Creating a ‘Tiger That Came to Tea’ party out of clay, incredible watercolour paintings based on ‘Katie in London’, stunning sketches of ‘Hungry Caterpillars’ and so much more, I cannot thank those who attended enough.
The Many Faces of Harrington Hill
Children across the school managed to create stunning portraits using varied mediums and techniques. Thanks again for coming in and drawing for mindfulness with your children. The link to other mindfulness drawing task can be found below.
Mindfulness for drawing
Progression of Skills
Children develop key skills and knowledge, which are built on each year in their sketchbook:
- Drawing (pencil, charcoal, inks, chalk, pastels, ICT software)
- Colour (painting, ink, dye, textiles, crayons, pastels)
- Texture (wool, materials)
- Form (3D work, clay, dough, boxes, wire, sculpture)
- Printing (lino, string, blocks, fruit, press print)
- Pattern (repeated, tessellating, overlapping, symmetry)
Progression of skills