Tuesday, April 19, 2011
1.Firstly the children create a background using sponges- A5 size. Dabbing the paint all over the paper
2. Various stations are set up with a variety of sponges, rollers, printing stamps, forks, toothpicks. Here the children go to each station making a variety of coloured papers.
3. The children then sketch a design for their 'Garden Theme' and then go about making the shapes for each part of the composition from their coloured papers they have painted. Shapes being the key here- draw on the back of the paper, then cut out and arrange onto the background.
The end result is always effective and very striking.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
These little treasures at the beginning were made by my own children around Sept last year. They adore clay as do I! My daughter who was in Yr 2 had already made the dinosaur in class so decided that he needed a nest for his eggs and a tree.
These pics, although a bit dismal, are of the dinosaurs that my own class made. We started with a simple pinch pot first , then learnt how to 'score' the clay to attach features like heads, legs and so on.
This dino was laying in the water, I was told!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Firstly I gave the students15 squares to experiment with a variety of 'doodles'. We looked at how you can create movement, depth, tone and shape with a humble fine point black pen.
Next they used a natural setting as inspiration to use some of their doodles to within the image.
Once their image was complete, I photocopied the image on to another coloured piece of paper.
The students then cut the coloured piece up into waves, or whatever desired pieces and restuck the image back together onto the white image.
Below are some of the images the Year 5/6 students created.
I really liked this boys interpretation of under the ocean.
Lots of block out areas help the tree to really stand out.
Simple yet elegant!