Swalwell Primary School

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Year 5/6 Home Learning Summer 2 Art


Year 6 should have already started working on this over the last few weeks.

Here’s a reminder of what you need to do.


During an air raid people in London often sheltered in the Tube stations underground.



An artist called Henry Moore drew many sketches down in the tunnels and also made sculptures.


Over the next few art lessons we will be drawing our version of this sketch. Look closely and you will see the people sleeping in the tunnel.



Task 1

You need to complete the work, A Famous Artist on Purple Mash.

You will need to do some research on Henry Moore and write about him, you can also add photographs and drawings.


Task 2

Today I want you to practise drawing the tunnel. You will need to draw very faintly at first and gradually build up ‘layers’ of curved lines which will gradually make it darker.

Don’t try to add any figures yet, just the curved lines.

  1. Start by drawing a circle towards the top of your paper, this is the ‘end’ of the tunnel. You want to make this dark.
  2. Then, gradually draw your circles/curves around it.


Task 3

Next you need to practise drawing figures. This is done best by drawing very faint circles and ovals to build up the body (or the idea of a body)

If you start with a head then the body would be twice as big as the head and legs would be three times as big!



Or you can draw a body in different poses using lines and circles.



Practise drawing humans in different poses – lying down and standing up.


Task 4