National Gallery ‘Take One Picture’ Project

  Children across the school, are taking part in numerous Art projects based on a painting from the National Gallery. This year, the painting is ‘Penelope and the Suitors’, by the Italian painter, Pintoricchio, in 1509.

Take a look at some of the artwork in process, to be exhibited in Clapham Manor’s own Art Exhibition at the end of November.                                             Penelope and the Suitors, Pintoricchio, 1509.

 Nursery Take One Picture Project: Weaving a Den


Nursery children used fabric strips using textiles from around the world, to create this stunning den pictured in our Nature Garden.

Year 6 get to grips with a weaving loom:

It became clear, weaving is a slow and painstaking business- Like Penelope in the painting, we unpicked as much as we wove!          

Year 3 Monoprinting Renaissance motifs:            Rolling out and blending inks of two colours, before drawing over a motif.



KS2 Art Club Autumn Term:

Making preparations for our Harvest Festival next month. Leaf printing with a difference!








KS1 Art Club Autumn Term

Learning to paint lines of many kinds- who would believe there are so many ? Painting a Gorilla with them is a fun way to discover the many ways you can create lines of different types.








Resist Printing in Art Club Summer Term


We are looking at the work of William Morris, an artist and designer from the 1800’s.    He designed textiles based on nature, combining abstract flower shapes with animals and birds. We are producing our own designs using methods of resist, both on fabric and paper.

Take a look over the coming weeks, of our experiments and creative artwork based on William Morris’s complex designs.

Art Clubs 2016- all systems go! Sculptures inspired by 1960’s Pop Artist Niki de Saint Phalle


This term, we’re looking at the sculpture of 1960’s Pop artist, Niki de Saint Phalle. Over the next few weeks, we will be making our own interpretations of her amazing creations.

KS2 Artists second week in, painting with great concentration.IMG_0667IMG_0673IMG_0665

KS1 Artists using paper mache to begin creating their Pop art sculptures.IMG_0517IMG_0617 


Art Club Pavilion Designers of the Future


Take a look at the Pavilions designed by our very own Art Club members on the Serpentine Gallery website at :

Well Done to Zain, Ruby, Lacey, Kookai, Kier, Archie, Allegra and Akram! Interesting to see the other contestants with their designs- which one do you think should win the competition?

Do you have an idea for a Pavilion? Post your ideas for one on this blog, and go have a look at the Spinney on Clapham Common, where Clapham Manor have their very own!


Serpentine Gallery Young Architects Competition


Our most recent Art Club competition entries for a ‘Build your own Pavilion’ competition- This is currently being run by the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, where each year, a contemporary Pavilion design is constructed by a well known Architect.

Which structure do you think would look good, as a space to ‘hang out ‘ with your friends?Our talented young architects at Clapham Manor have come up with some unusual designs- lets see if any might be chosen as a winning entry!


Winning Design for Shaun Competition

IMG_9522Clapham Manor Art Club created the amazing winning design and final painted sculpture of the competition sponsored by TLT Solicitors. They took part in a London schools competition, winning £500 prize money, to be spent on various creative projects around the school.

Congratulations to those children who took part and created the ‘Eco Sheep’ we have on display, depicting our universe, painted with natural pigments.

We had a special assembly last week, to share our work with the whole school, and have our prize presented to us.