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Lava in Upper Juniors


Years 5 and 6 in the Upper Juniors have been finding out all about Volcanoes. In art, we have studied abstract art and used images of lava explosions to inspire an abstract relief painting.

First, in our sketchbooks, we made preparatory sketches and paintings of lava flow and shapes. We noticed the textures of molten and cooled lava. We decided to use mod-roc to create these textures and then painted our relief canvases when dry.


Picture 1 Our inspiration
Picture 2 Abstract inspiration
Picture 3 Textural inspiration
Picture 4 Colour inspiration
Picture 1 Using mod-roc
Picture 2 Using ideas from sketchbooks
Picture 3 Building up textures
Picture 4 Manipulating materials for shapes
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Picture 6 Painting our relief canvas
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