Year 4 at the National Gallery

Year 4 visited the National Gallery to look at paintings depicting weather, which is our topic this term. We particularly focused on Joseph Turner and his stormy painting ‘Calais Pier: An English Packet Arriving’. However, we were also discussing paintings by other famous painters Renoir and  Rubens. We also sketched a stormy piece by Turner ‘Dutch Boats in a Gale’. Everyone was very inspired by the art and we are looking forward to using watercolours in our lessons as we will be creating similar paintings of storms.