What we say about Art at Coxhoe Primary School...
"On art day I enjoy doing crafts and my favourite activity that I have ever done was tie dye." - Phoebe.
"I love getting messy on art day. My favourite thing was making a necklace." - Amber
"I like to paint and draw patterns." - Chris
"I love having a full day of art so that we can paint and make things linked to our class topic." - Penny
At Coxhoe Primary school we aim to provide children with a world-class art and design education. We engage, inspire and challenge children, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to participate in, experiment with, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Children and young people will be consistently given the opportunity to think creatively and critically.
Autumn Term 2020-2021
Lockdown Artists of the Week
Artist of the week 22/6/20
Joe always used to doodle after he'd finished his schoolwork, so his parents decided to send him to an art class.
It wasn't long before his quirky and funny characters started to attract attention, and he became known as 'The Doodle Boy'.
Artist of the week 15/6/20
Andy Warhol was an American artist, film director, and producer who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His work explores the relationship between artistic expression, advertising, and celebrity culture that flourished by the 1960s. He uses a variety of media, including painting, silkscreening, photography, film, and sculpture.
Artist of the week 8/6/20
Hockney was born 9 July 1937 and is a British painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer, and photographer. As an important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Hockney has owned a home and studio in Bridlington and London, and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off since 1964: one in the Hollywood Hills, one in Malibu, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California
Artist of the week 1/6/20
Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist. His street art combines dark humour with graffiti using a stencilling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities and art displays throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the Bristol underground scene, which involved collaborations between artists and musicians.
Banksy displays his art on publicly visible surfaces such as walls and self-built physical prop pieces. Banksy no longer sells photographs or reproductions of his street graffiti, but his public "installations" are regularly resold, often even by removing the wall they were painted on.
Artist of the week 25/5/20
Andy Goldsworthy OBE
Goldsworthy is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist who lives and works in Scotland. Goldsworthy crafts his installations out of rocks, ice, leaves, or branches being aware that the landscape will change, then carefully documents his creations using nature through photography. “It's not about art,” he has explained. “It's just about life and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last.”
Artist of the week 18/5/20
Romero Britto, the founder of the Happy Art Movement has created a visual language of love, hope and happiness all on its own that inspires millions worldwide. Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, iconic imagery and fun patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him. Britto’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in over 100 countries, including the Salon de la Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts exhibition at the Carrousel du Louvre in 2008 and 2010.
Artist of the week 11/5/20
Melissa is a contemporary landscape artist who celebrates colour, texture and movement with layers of rich, vibrant paint. Inspired by her Canadian roots, she paints trees, skies, mountains, oceans and florals.
Artist of the week 4/5/20
James Rizzi is an American pop Artist. He creates a painting and then adds parts of one picture onto the top of another picture adding depth. His favourite pictures to create are cityscapes like the one above. Can you create a picture and then add things onto the top to make it 3D?
Artist of the week 27/4/20
Chas Jacobs is an Artist from Lancaster, North West England. 25 years ago he gave up his job as an electrician and started working from home as a painter. He creates local scenes using a funky style of painting. He used to live on St George’s Quay in Lancaster and whilst painting one evening, a hot air balloon came floating down the river. He took a photograph and decided to use it in one of his pictures. Over the years, hot air balloons have become a constant in his work and people are often disappointed if he does not put any in a picture.
Can you spot the hot air balloons?
Artist of the week 20/4/20
Victor Nunes is a Brazilian illustrator combining drawing with everyday objects. Victor uses everyday objects such as elastic bands, bananas, paper clips, pegs and bottle tops. He looks at the objects on a blank piece of paper and uses it to inspire him.
Can you use an everyday item from your house to create a picture?
We love to see your work. Please share any work via our school email or twitter.
Artist of the week 13/4/20
Wassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter and art theorist. He studied many subjects while in school, including law and economics (very hard maths). Later in life, he realised that he had always been amazed by colour as a child. In his paintings he tried to recreate how he felt when he entered houses and churches that had been decorated with such shimmering colours so much so that he felt that he was moving into a painting. Kandinsky once sold a painting for nearly £19 million.
What kind of things inspire your art work?
Artist of the week 6/4/20
Stephen Wiltshire MBE
Stephen is a British architectural artist, who is diagnosed with autism. He is known for his ability to draw a landscape using only his memory. For example, he produced a detailed drawing of a very large area of London after only one helicopter ride above the city. He then completed a 6 meter long drawing of 305 square miles of New York City based on a 20 minute helicopter ride. In 2006 he was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (a very special award from The Queen) for his services to art.
If you would like to find out more about Stephen and see his complete drawing of New York City visit this video:
Do you think you could complete a detailed landscape drawing of your favourite city or area?
Whilst you are at home don't forget this is a wonderful chance to get crafty. Here are some useful websites and art ideas that you can do at home.
Art Events 2019-2020
BBC Britain's Best Young Artist
The BBC are searching for Britain's Best Young Artist. To apply please visit the link below. This competition must be applied for from home and you must attach a photograph of your child with a recent piece of art that they have completed. From all of the entries, 80 applicants will be chosen to take part in the casting days and from there 27 will be chosen to appear on the TV series. Applicants must be between 9 and 14. We have some amazing artists in school and this is too good of an opportunity to miss.
Spring 1 Art Day
Children across the school enjoyed many different art activities throughout the day. From painting to paper mache they enjoyed it all. We have so many creative children at Coxhoe Primary.
We are very excited to announce that we are a part of the 2020 Lumiere Project. We will be working closely with artists and Durham Cathedral over the next year to create out own piece of 'light art'. The piece will be displayed outside Durham Cathedral for 10 days next November. Class 10 are one of 5 classes in the whole of County Durham that are involved. We visited Durham Cathedral as an introduction to the project to have a tour of the historic site and draw parts of it.