Today we looked at Giacometti for inspiration and, using a pipe cleaner armature, tried to create small figures in a similar style by pressing on clay. Not sure they'll survive the drying process but they looked good when freshly made!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Following on from our 'life circle' sketches we ventured into 3D. We had a go at making frogs from simple balls and sausages of air-hardening clay. I think they've turned out quite well. I only hope they don't crack up when they dry out. We'll paint them next week (or not).
Thursday, May 5, 2011
In science we are currently 'doing' life cycles. In art therefore I showed the children how easy it was to create recognisable images from circles (life 'circles'). I demonstrated how they could use the same basic template to create pictures of a wide variety of animals - see my 'here's one I did earlier' pics for the polar bear, dog, lion and elephant. I also showed them that the lion could, by the judicious use of spots, stripes etc., become virtually any big cat.