William Morris Art

William Morris

Class 2’s artwork this term linked to their learning about the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution. They learned about the famous Victorian artist, William Morris, whose nature-themed prints became popular as more and more people moved from rural areas to towns and cities. Having practised their drawing by copying parts of Morris’s designs, the children had a go at some observational drawings of leaves and flowers, before experimenting with a range of printing techniques. Linking with their work on Light and Shadows in Science and their Computing work on photography and manipulating images, the children experimented with using sun print paper to explore the shapes of leaves and flowers. Then, they tried mono-printing and finally made stencils and stamps to layer some prints on paper and fabric, all with themes linked to nature.

The children then displayed their work for their families at their own ‘Great Exhibition’.