With only three days left until our Half term holiday, we are all busy, squeezing in every last morsel of learning in this half term’s topics. Unfortunately the weather has battled with us this week, but wet play books and games have saved the days.
Reception helped me out when I totally forgot what colours my drawings were supposed to be. Armed with the Create room colouring pencils, I asked the children to colour the pictures in the correct colours. They had great fun telling me carrots were orange, apples were green and red and the sun was yellow. Each child tried very carefully to colour inside the lines and make their pictures look beautiful.
Year one had a go at observational drawing using finger brushes, we traced each object in the air and then using special little brushes that fit onto the end of a finger, had a go in our books in paint. We looked carefully at the object on the screen and tried very hard to copy it.
Year two used the Create room soft toys for their observational drawing lesson. All the recent weeks have been about texture and how to draw how things look, spiky, fluffy etc. We used our knowledge to draw the soft toys from different angles and added fur textures, short and straight, curly or messy. These looked fabulous and was lovely to see the children taking risks and having a go.
Year three found two slices of patterned papers stuck into their sketch books, we were challenged to continue the patterns to the edge of the page, not only in shape but size and colour. This was very tricky but the children do love a challenge and enjoyed creating wonderful images.
Only group two in year four had art this week, as their wonderful assembly was in the first lesson. As it is Harvest next week, group one will have the same lesson as group two experienced this week. We looked at the British print-maker John Brunsdon, we liked the way he simplified land and sea scapes, using different textures in his work. Using a viewfinder, we selected a section we liked and redrew this in our sketch book, filling each section with different textures.
Year five continued with their negative drawing by completing some observational drawing with a twist. After carefully drawing the shape and detail of the fruits and vegetables laid out on the tables, we added detail of our own, we drew in white pencil on black paper and made the drawings beautiful by filling with linear markings, very neat and delicate. These looked amazing and will be on display around the school soon.
Year six continued their drawing topic with understanding tone. Each child had a photograph of themselves in black and white, We cut these on the diagonal and glued each half onto a separate page in our books. Using soft art pencils we first drew the other side of our face as realistic as possible, matching tone to the photograph side. Then we made our faces change with the other half, as we still had to match shade and tone but created a new different side of ourselves.
Art Club met for the fourth time, next week will be the final week for this group. KS1 painted a huge picture of anything they wanted. These were bold and bright. KS2 paired off and took many photos of each other. These will be used in a collage next week and each child needed about fifteen to twenty close up photos. This was great fun and laughter filled the Create room.
Have a wonderful weekend.