Friday, October 24, 2008

Black History day

Today at school we celebrated 'Black History'. In art we looked at the work of noted artists, namely Stephen Wiltshire and the indigenous people of Australia. We attempted to work in the style of Stephen by looking at an aerial view (of Venice) and then trying to draw it from memory in as much detail as possible. Not the same as actually being there I know, but when you've only got 50 minutes to introduce, undertake and then evaluate the activity, its the only viable option. With regard to Aboriginal art, we looked at examples and then tried to paint in a similar way. We used previously 'textured' paper to represent rock/bark and used our finger tips to apply the paint.

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