Year 5 Explore Vector Graphics in Computing

This term, both classes in Y5 have been developing their artistic skills whilst learning about Vector graphics in Computing. We asked them for an update...

Vector graphics is the use of polygons to represent images in computer graphics. Vector graphics are based on vectors, which lead through locations called control points or nodes.

We have been using the program INKSCAPE to create and develop our designs. 

Year 5 are really enjoying this creative challenge and so far have been able to :

  • develop an appreciation of the links between geometry and art
  • become familiar with the tools and techniques of a vector graphics package (Inkscape)
  • becoming more critical when evaluating their work and receiving feedback from their peers.

 Our topic began with the classes learning about patterns that tessellate.  We explored a selection of photos of tessellating patterns made from a single shape.  For example: -

We then experimented with creating our own patterns using simple 2-D shapes in Inkscape. 

Vihaan      Praveen    Nathan         Belize

  Once we became more familiar with the simple features of Inkscape, we were introduced to our final task, which is still ongoing.

Our challenge was to use this ‘urban’ design as a guide to create our own colourful art piece.

We have been given a collection of patterned circles to manipulate and create our own composition.

Here are working examples made by Mr. B and Miss Juma so far.

   Mr Brown    Miss Juma

 Unfortunately, you will need to wait until Year 5 display their art work in the Excellence board at the end of this unit to see what they have created.