Art and design – extraordinary collages

In art and design, Year 1learnt about the Impressionist artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portraits made entirely of objects, including fruit, vegetables, flowers, fish and books.

After learning a little about his life and art, Year 1 used pictures of fruit and overlapped them to make the shape of a face; in this way, the imitated the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. After making their art, there was an opportunity for the children to reflect on the process and the outcomes, so they could evaluate their work.

Some children were so inspired, that they took their learning further, and they had a go at home too. They used real fruits and vegetables to make faces, as part of their learning logs.