In Art this term, we’ve been looking at the Bayeaux Tapestry to link with our topic, Anglo Saxons and Vikings (even though the Bayeaux Tapestry was created by the Normans!). The Bayeaux Tapestry tells the story of the Battle of Hastings between the Anglo-Saxons and Normans and we’ve discussed the importance of using art to tell stories at this time because so many people couldn’t read or write. We’ve analysed various small segments of the Tapestry and we were each given our own segment to sketch. Once we were happy with our sketches, we learned about the different techniques that can be used for making collages and we experimented with them:

  1. Large ripped shapes
  2. Small ripped shapes
  3. Long ripped shapes
  4. Carefully cut squares
  5. Carefully cut rectangles
  6. Carefully cut triangles
  7. Carefully cut circles
  8. Lines with folds
  9. Off cut

Our job this week has been to make a collage of our tapestry segment. We were free to use any of the techniques we have learned and we’ve created a wide variety of versions! We have learned the importance of choosing our colours carefully and how important it is to be precise. We worked hard on our collages and our very proud of some wonderful work!


7 comments on “Making a Collage to represent the Bayeaux Tapestry

  1. Florence Y3🌈 says:

    Your artwork looks so cool!

  2. Alexandra Y3 says:

    Wow! Beautiful tapestry collages.

  3. Looks fun year 5. I remember doing this. It is still my best in my sketch pad.

  4. β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜€ Aiden Y5 πŸ˜€πŸ˜Š says:

    I found that making a segment of the bayeaux tapestry was really fun 🀩

  5. It was so much fun but at the same time it was so hard. The hardest part was when we had to stick the paper on.

  6. I loved turning a piece of the Bayeaux Tapestry using collage techniques.

  7. I loved doing our tapestry! I actually thought mine very good. It was amazing to see that we can make the Bayeaux Tapestry.

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