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Take a look at the art you have been making at home so far!

May Half Term - Week beginning 25/5/20

We will be back next week with more creative challenges.

If you're looking for some creative activities and games, take a look at Tate Kids.

Access Art also has a lot of ideas you can try at home.

Take care and stay safe.

Home Learning Challenge - Week beginning 18/5/20 - Transient Art!

Weekly Creative Challenge - Monday 18th May

Transient art is just 'art that is moveable'.

It's about using lots of different materials to create a picture, pattern or structure. You can make it indoors or outdoors and use a mixture of man-made and natural objects.

You can record your transient art by taking a picture.

Send your pictures to Mr Rose at...


Transient Art examples

Home Learning Challenge - Week beginning 11/5/20 - Origami!

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Weekly Creative Challenge - Monday 11th May

Let's try some origami this week. All you need is paper!

You could type 'origami for kids' into YouTube for a video tutorial.

As always with YouTube, do check the video first just to be sure it is apporpriate.

You could make an origami animal, flower, or other object!

As always, you can send your pictures to Mr Rose at:


Have fun!

Home Learning Challenge - Week beginning 4/5/20 - Paper Fish!

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Weekly Creative Challenge - Monday 4th May

On YouTube, search 'Mrs Darlington Paper Fish'.

Watch the video and then have a go yourself! You can use any type of paper.

When you have made your fish, you could decorate them using different materials - or just colour them in with different patterns.

As always, you can send your pictures to Mr Rose at:


Have fun!

Home Learning Challenge Week 2 - Continuous Line Drawings

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Weekly Creative Challenge - Monday 27th April

Watch this video. It gives you time to draw to some relaxing music.

This exercise is great because you can use any kind of pen or pencil. Experiment with different objects (your favourite toy, a piece of fruit etc.).

Try as many times as you like. Sometimes it's good to try more than once to see how your drawing changes.

Send your examples to Mr Rose:


Remember: This is for ALL year groups!

(I will be having a go at this one too! I'll post my attempt here in the week!)

Home Learning Challenge Week 1 - Straight Line Portraits

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Weekly Creative Challenge - Monday 20th April

Watch this video

Draw a portrait using ONLY straight lines! Top tip - experiment with a series of short straight lines to create the illusion of a curve! Have fun!

You can email your pictures to Mr Rose at:


I will collect them to make an online gallery of your work!

Welcome to Art and Design at Dovecote Primary School

"Every child is an artist" - Pablo Picasso

Here you will find information about how we teach Art and Design at our school. More will be added soon! For now, there will be a selection of activities to have a go at while you are learning at home. I will try to share ideas that need as few materials as possible! Sometimes a pencil and bit of paper is all you need to show your creativity...

Subject leader: Mr Rose

Here are some more creative ideas...

Continuous Line Drawing

Enjoy this short video which describes how to make a continuous line drawing, and then gives you the timed space to make your own drawing whilst listening to the audio. Perfect for all ages.

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Keeping Calm - Mindfulness Cards

Download these simple prompt cards to help you make mindful drawings. Suitable for all ages. A pen or pencil and something to draw on is all you need.

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Making Worry Dolls

Perfect for primary-aged children. Use twigs if you don’t have lolly sticks, and cut up old clothes to make the dolls clothes.

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Looking for more? Free to access ideas here!

You will find some top tips for supporting children in exploring their creativity and ideas while at home. You can contact Mr Rose at year1@dovecote.school if you have any questions.

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Art Club

Mr Rose has been working with groups of children from each year group over the last couple of terms. Unfortunately, our Art Club sessions have been cut short! All the work that the children have made is being kept safe. We are thinking of a way that we can share it here, as we will not be able to have an in-school exhibition yet! Check back for more information in the coming weeks.

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