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Trefonen CE Primary School

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Wrens Class

In Wrens Class children are taught to:


  • develop their techniques
  • develop their control and their use of materials
  • use techniques and  materials with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design
  • create sketchbooks to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (e.g. pencil, charcoal, paint, clay)
  • to consider and appreciate the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers
  • to describe differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines
  • to make links between different practices and disciplines and their work.


    Children are taught to improve their knowledge and practise their skills in:

    • Painting – Aboriginal dot paintings using symbols
    • Sculpture – Animal Sculptures
    • Printing – Famous Landmarks
    • Drawing & Painting – Cave Art
    • Collography
    • Collage – Animal Patterns


    Children will explore technical elements: 

    • line, shape and tone;
    • shape and form;
    • line & texture;
    • line, shape, tone & colour; 
    • colour and texture.


    To support their development Children study the works of the following artists:

    • Walngkkura – Napanangka – ‘Tjintjintjin’
    • Niki de Saint Phalle – ‘Firebird’
    • Katsishika Hokusai – ‘The great wave off kanagawa’ & ‘ Mount Fuji’
    • Lascaux cave paintings
    • Examples of collography plates
    • Beatriz Milharzy – ‘O Biejo’, ‘ Marasia’ ‘Junior Mints’, ‘ Baleza Pura’.

    Wrens Artist Gallery