Year 2 have been developing their understanding this week of what contemporary art is by studying the work of the modern artist Hugo. They started the week by looking at examples of his work and unpicked how he has used colour, line, shape and tone. I was very impressed with how the children were able to pick out the primary colours and explain how tone was created through the use of paints.
Next the children learnt how to create a Hugo inspired design and spent some time in their creative journal creating their own versions. Once they had a final design the children copied this up using pastels and then worked with Miss Hackett to use brusho to create the finished piece of contemporary art. Year 2 can’t wait to share them at progress evenings!