Rokesly Art Page

Welcome to the Rokesly Infant School Art page!

Inspiring Rainbows

People are making rainbows to display in their front windows to bring happiness to others. The idea started in Italy where people started displaying rainbows with the message “Andrà tutto bene” – everything will be all right. I hope you will be inspired to make you to make your own rainbow! See how many rainbows you can spot in windows around your neighbourhood…

UK charity AccessArt has a huge range of resources and ideas to inspire your creative thinking and learning. You can find their take on creating rainbows here:


 Art Challenge 2

3rd April 2020 – Easter holiday

This week’s art challenge is to make yourself some WORRY DOLLS

Traditionally, worry dolls are made from scraps of found materials and given to children to help them with their worries. To make your own worry dolls, you will need scraps of string, wool, Use twigs or strips of card if you don’t have lolly sticks, and cut up old bits of cloth you find to make your dolls’ clothes.

Follow the link to see three great ways for you to make their own worry dolls:

You will want to share your worries with your dolls and keep them under your pillow, but don’t forget to send me a picture of them first! 

Please send photos of the art you create at home to the school email address with the title


 Art Challenge 4

6th May 2020

This week’s art challenge is to MAKE SOME NOISE by making a Rainbow shaker 

Local Arts collective Groundswell Arts are encouraging all children with their families to come out to the front of their houses and join in a socially distanced Family Jam on Thursday evenings. You can join in with the celebration of our incredible NHS by making some noise with your own homemade instruments.

Follow the link for more information about music and art projects with Groundswell Arts:

groundwell arts WE ARE HERE

Please send photos of the art you create at home to the school email address with the title


 Art Challenge 5

9th May 2020

This week’s art challenge is MY FAMILY

I want you to make a picture or model of your family using materials you have at home. You can be as inventive as you like!

It could be your family in lego, collage, scrap materials, even spoons! Just make it colourful, make it interesting and most of all… make it FUN!

Also, make sure you include everyone from your home. We wouldn’t want to leave anyone out

Please send photos of the amazing art you create at home to the school email address with the title


Art Challenge 1

27th March 2020

This week’s art challenge is to have a go at portraying SPEAKY BEAKY in a piece of art. Think about what it is you want to capture: the texture of the feathers; the bright colours; the shapes and lines of the body.

The example here is Amirah’s brilliant drawing in pencils and pen.

You might like try making your Speaky Beaky as a collage, a junk model, a painting or even a cake!

Please send photos of the art you create at home to the school email address with the title


Please make sure you write your name and your class in the email so that I can upload them. I will be regularly sharing photos of your brilliant creations in the Gallery below. Send them in!

Art Challenge 3

24th April 2020

Can you step into a painting? This week’s challenge is a lot of fun!

Inspired by the challenge set by the Getty Museum, I’d like you to see if you can recreate a famous piece of art using just the things you can find around your home.

Have a look on the National Gallery website for inspiration. The link to the highlights of their amazing collection can be found here:

or you can use your toys, clothes and any other household objects to create a masterpiece that you already know. You can choose art from anyone you like, from Boticcelli to Banksy. Don’t forget to get your family involved, too!

I am really looking forward to seeing what you lot get up to!

If you fancy doing something arty whilst at home you could look online for an artist that you like the style of and try and either copy one of their pieces of work or use their style to paint or draw or use collage to create something of your own.
Keep all the pieces safe and then when we get back to school I will display them on one of the display boards.
If you wish you could also write one or two lines telling us why you like the artist.
Here are a few suggestions:
Stay at home and stay safe

“Every child is an artist” Picasso

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Rokesly Infant and Nursery School,
Hermiston Avenue,
London, N8 8NH