Online Art Gallery

Pound Hill Junior School's Art Gallery
Welcome to our online art gallery, a place to celebrate your creativity! Use your imagination and produce artwork using any medium: painting, drawing, collage, photographs, sculpture....the choice is yours. Each week we will have a different theme to help inspire you if you are struggling for ideas ( you might even see some teacher's artwork too!)
If you would like to see your art displayed, please email it to either:
*We like to see your happy, smiley faces but please only send a photograph of the art by itself without you in it!



Have you noticed the increasing amount of insects when you have been outside recently?

There is an astonishing array of artwork depicting insects which shows how human beings have spent time appreciating these tiny creatures, and it is a reminder to celebrate and respect them. Ladybirds and dragonflies, moths and bees, woodlice and crickets, beetles and spiders galore flutter or scuttle through paintings and drawings. Insects make up the majority of creatures that live on land, and provide crucial benefits to many other species, including humans. They provide food for birds, bats and small mammals, and they pollinate around 75 per cent of the crops in the world by replenishing soils.

How will they inspire you?



Both natural and man-made patterns can be regular or irregular, organic or geometric, structural or decorative, positive or negative and repeating or random.

There are two basic types of pattern in art: Natural Pattern and Man-Made. 

Pattern in art is often based on the inspiration we get from observing the natural patterns that occur in nature. We can see these in the shape of a leaf and the branches of a tree, the structure of a crystal, the spiral of a shell, the symmetry of a snowflake and the camouflage and signalling patterns on animals, fish and insects.

This week's theme is superheroes- either in real life or fantasy. What makes a hero? A person admired for their courage, achievements or qualities. You could paint a portrait of someone you know or you could imagine what a hero looks like. Lots of artists have recently been painting portraits of NHS workers to say thank you for all their hard work. Who would you like to create a portrait of?
Use what you can see out of the window to inspire your artwork. You could draw your garden, look closely at an interesting plant or flower, use collected natural objects to make an Andy Goldsworthy style piece of 3D art. 
You could draw your pet, create a collage of your favourite animal, make a model of a whole new fantastical creature......use your imagination and get creative!
Your ideas on the theme of 'happiness' could be presented as a painting, a 3D object, something you have sewn, a photograph or any other art form.
We look forward to seeing all your fantastic art!

A new mural has appeared under London's famous Waterloo Bridge.

Created by British artist Lionel Stanhope, the mural pays tribute to NHS 'heroes' during the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the same artist that Pound Hill Junior School helped to design the mural on Three Bridges Bridge last year.