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OBSERVATIONAL SKILLS FROM RECEPTION CLASS

Capturing detail and symmetry even with ready mix paints which are so difficult to use.

Observing photographs and capturing size and proportions. 

Exploring penguins in charcoal and pastel. Observing 1 bird in front of another.

A MESSAGE FROM THE ORNITHOLOGIST AND ILLUSTRATOR

How exciting! Mrs Simpson sent Matt Sewell the photos of her children's work and he responded with "Wow! They are amazing, thanks so much for sending them to me."

MORE CHILDREN INSPIRED BY PENGUINS AND THEIR CLASS NOVEL

Year 1 and 2 used pastels to make observational drawings of penguins.

DRAWINGS IN CHARCOAL LIKED TO PROJECT ON LONDON IN YEAR 1

WORKING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

Hawthorn used images from war torn Syria. The children decided that 6B, graphite stick, chalk and charcoal would capture the derelict, destroyed town and help understand why people would flee such a place for safety and a new life.

BOTANICAL PAINTINGS OF FLOWERS

To help our Hawthorn Class' (Year 3/4) science topic on 'Plants' we looked at work by botanical artists and then made observational drawings developed in watercolour. We had lilies and a range of other flowers which helped us to observe the anatomy of plants.

Class 10 have made preparatory drawings for a print project based on ‘The Highwayman’. We used mark-making materials to create atmosphere and scene setting for ‘The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas’.
This week in Creative Courses our task was a composition challenge. We made observational studies of flowers in pencil and watercolour using a circle format with no top or bottom. How we arranged the individual flowers within the circle was our main consideration. 
The challenge for Creative Course in Art this week is scale. We were drawing large objects and aiming to fill or even extend A2 paper. We used 6b, 2b, graphite sticks, charcoal and chalk to shade and create 3-d effects.
Year 3 have been developing our use of our sketchbooks by increasing our time with drawing skills. Last week we used tone and shading by drawing 3-d shapes such as spheres and cones and today have used our new shading skills by drawing Greek sculptures. By shading with different grades of pencil, we have tried to capture the 3-d qualities of Greek sculptures.
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