20 Mar Art Inspired by The Windrush
Year 6 have been inspired by their history topic of the ‘Windrush’ to create some fantastic pieces of art this week. Their pictures capture the ship the ‘Empire Windrush’ as it pulls away from the Caribbean islands, setting off on its 8000 mile journey to Tilbury docks in East London, where it arrived in June 1948.
The pupils planned out their designs initially on a small sheet of paper then drew in the horizon, sun and land onto a larger sheet. They then painted the sunset with watercolour paint, overlapping the colours to blend them together. A mixture of blue and green textured brush strokes were then used to create the sea. After a quick dry with a hairdryer, they lightly sketched, then painted in the silhouettes of the land, palm trees and the Empire Windrush with black paint. Finally they blended in some white chalk for highlights to show where the sun reflected off the objects and to add some more depth.
Click on each image below to view them in more detail. Stunning work Year 6 – well done!