Help at home
You can give your child lots of support with their art learning at home. Particularly with their observational and imaginative skills by regularly using a sketch book at home.
Carefully study interesting objects.
Discuss compositions/layout of objects and how these develop and challenge artistic skills.
Draw with a range of material eg: pencil, pen, pastels.
Record imaginative ideas and discuss how to develop these ideas.
Below are some websites that you may enjoy looking at with your child.
Below is a list of vocabulary used in art lessons;
Collage - Art made by cutting up materials such as coloured paper, string, fabric, and newspaper and then gluing them together to make a picture.
Complementary Colours - These are colors that appear on the opposite sides of the color wheel. When placed side by side, these colours can intensify each other.
Landscape - A painting of nature and the land such as the ocean, mountains, trees, and sky.
Medium - The materials used in creating a piece of artwork such as paint, clay, or pastels.
Mural - A large painting generally painted on a wall or ceiling.
Pastels - Colouring sticks that can be made from oil or chalk.
Perspective - A way of painting or drawing that makes some objects appear closer than others.
Pigment - The part of the paint that gives it colour.
Portrait - A drawing or painting of a person or people.
Primary colours - Red, yellow, and blue. All of the other colours can be made from these three.
Relief - A type of sculpture that looks like it is raised from the background.
Sculpture - A three dimensional piece of art often carved, chiseled, or cast from stone, marble, wood, or bronze.
Self-portrait - A painting or drawing that the artist makes of himself.
Still life - A painting or drawing of inanimate objects often placed in an arrangement. Could include flowers in a vase, fruit in a bowl, and bottles of wine.
Symmetry - The balance of one side to another. In perfect symmetry, one half is an exact mirror of the other.
Texture - The look and feel of the canvas in painting. This can vary on how the paint is applied. Other materials may be added to change the texture.
Watercolour - A water soluble paint that thins as it is mixed with water.