Art work inspired by Space – Maple Class

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We have been creating Art work inspired by Space and learning about Artists who use Space as their inspiration.

We learnt about the artist Peter Thorpe.  He started creating abstract art to use up paint from commercial jobs and then inspired by his love of space added rockets and planets to the foreground of his work.

We had fantastic fun creating our backgrounds using straws, tooth brushes and flicking, sponging and dabbing paint – it was very messy but they looked amazing!  After this we then used detailed fine liners and sharpies to create a space themed item to go in the foreground of our picture.