Welcome to our Artsmark journey
In the Spring / Summer 2019 Noak Bridge Primary school started the incredible journey to achieve an Artsmark award.
A framework for teachers and school leaders to embed arts and cultural education across the whole curriculum. It is the only creative quality standard for schools and education settings, accredited by Arts Council England.
Artsmark supports settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education.
This award is to recognise the quality of the provision for the arts within our school. The Artsmark awards: silver, gold and platinum levels for achievement - and we are aiming high!
Follow our Artsmark page to stay up to date on all our projects across the two years.
Update from the Radion Project and artist Shaun Badham - July 2021
We have been busy scanning all your lovely students leaves that you produced last year as part of the Radion project. We recently got a very small sample section of the screen made, the leaves already look really vibrant, which we are excited about.
We wanted to make sure all schools are credited properly as it is your student's work which has made this piece happen. Below is an information panel with a text which will sit beside the screen.
Once the screen is complete we will be giving you a free downloadable map, so yourselves and your children know where your schools leaves are located on the screen. Will be fun for the kids to try and find their own personal leaf.
Some children in Year 5 wrote the instructions for and held a Mad Hatters Tea Party. They had tea, sandwiches, cake and were kind enough to pour a cup of tea, for some teachers, from the huge teapot!
A GCSE Music student, currently studying for grade 7, at Westcliff High School for Girls has volunteered to teach drumming 1:1 with some pupils in Year 4. The children have really enjoyed the lessons and made excellent progress!
FUSION Art Project
During the national lockdown in the Spring term 2021 we organised some art workshops led by artist Ingrid Anderson. To showcase the artwork from across our MAT schools we created Padlet pages for children to upload their work as they completed them. You can view the amazing artwork too, just click on the links below:
https://padlet.com/sen99/93wd29mjfrwusvy4 - Ted Harrison
https://padlet.com/sen99/j1m6suscj0nkxyd0 - Wassily Kandinsky
https://padlet.com/sen99/jc005hiqgbpz4w0e - Fusion workshop, combining the 2 styles of art
Delivered by Artist Ingrid Anderson
The project will aim to advance the skills of pupils gifted in art. They will learn about the styles of Ted Harrison and Wassily Kandinsky then merge the two styles to create their own.
Each session pupils will learn skills techniques to help them create the style. In the last session pupils will select the techniques they will need to achieve their own effects.
Session 1 (25.02.21): Ted Harrison
Create a Ted Harrison landscape using his colours and shapes
Instruction: Colour, shape, composition, flat wash and layering tone washes
Session 2 (04.02.21): Wassily Kandinsky
Create a Wassily Kandinsky design
Instruction: Colour, shape, composition, colour blends, layering tone washes, wet in wet colour application
Session 3 (25.03.21): Fusion Art
Fuse the styles of Ted Harrison and Wassily Kandinsky to create a brand new design.
Pupils will be encouraged to consider their colours, lines, shapes and composition.
Pupils create the final artwork using and will work onto A3 watercolour paper.
UPDATE FOR THE RADION PROJECT!
Local artist Shaun wanted to get back in touch, to let us know they have scanned all of our pupils' leaves. He said 'I really love the textures, colour and paper choices your students made. We are currently finalising the current nature side design, rather than allocating each school a panel, we are going to dedicate certain trees and bushes to each school, these seemed a bit more organic and less formal than a panel. We will supply the school with a map, identifying which ones are your students.'
It is so exciting to be part of this project and to see our art work becoming a permanent feature of the new cinema in Basildon town centre! Can you find your leaf?
Year 4 learning to play the ukulele!
The children are fantastic, and we hope you smile as much as we did when watching them learn.
Shaun and Phillipa, local artists, are working to create a new public art sculpture on the side of the new cinema in Basildon Town Centre. They aim to involve different generations, age groups, and local schools within the project. This week, the week beginning 16th November, Noak Bridge Primary School have created leaf rubbings (frottage) to be included in the mural, every child has created a leaf image.
The art workshop activity included:
For more images view our Gallery
Our Summer Arts Celebration 2019
During our 'Open Evening' we showcased our artwork created during Arts Week. The focus was 'sculpture' and children looked at works created by Giacometti, Dale Chihuly and Alexander Calder. The children worked in a range of media to explore structure, joining methods and aesthetics which may have been linked to their summer learning.
Noak Bridge's talented artists have showcased the amazing work they created in the Master classes with Local Artist Mrs. Anderson.
Children from Noak Bridge were joined by children from Rydene Primary, Lee Chapel Primary, Phoenix Primary and St. Teresa's catholic Primary.
Ryedene Primary School partnered with Basildon Council to organise and curate this incredible event, which also hosted work from Signals Media and the Children's Support Services.