Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Today the y1's continued their topic about toys by doing some observational drawings of toy cars.
They were encouraged to look carefully and draw what they could see.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Today to finish off their topic about China, the y2's drew panda's. They had a go themselves before being shown a simple way of representing the animals using shapes. You might be able to spot the 'before' pic.
We used pencil first and then switched to felt pen. The latter was chosen to bypass their reluctance to make mistakes - you can't really erase felt pen!
We then progressed on to using brushes and ink. They used the same shapes to again 'draw' their panda's.
Finally we had a go at representing bamboo by altering the strength with which we applied the brush rather than painting outlines and filling them in. I don't think the results were too bad for 6/7 year olds.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Decided to repurpose some canvas boards with footy & rugby paintings.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Y4 are looking at 'The Americas'. Over the last couple of weeks they've been collaboratively making totems. They've each created a four-sided segment that will assemble into a vertical structure (using a thick card roll as an internal, central support). Today we finished off painting them. Each panel was designed to represent them in some way - their personality, hobbies/interests etc.
Meanwhile a couple of pieces from me. A sketch, 'off to the match' ....
.....and my latest automaton to leave the workbench. The birds move up and down via cams and give the impression of flying - I did contemplate making the wings flap but decided the scale was too small (nothing to do with the fact that my skills weren't up to it!).
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Played around with a Little Red Riding Hood idea the other day and came up with this;
Friday, February 6, 2015
In ceramic club this week we made vases. We used the coil method around a cardboard tube former.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Today in y2 we started making Chinese fans. We drew designs, coloured them and concertina folded them. They had free choice to 'do' any design so long as it had a Chinese flavour. Next week we'll add the handles and ribbons.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
As a follow-on from last week, today, the y1's made puppets from paper plates. After some careful folding, cutting, sticking and colouring they ended up with birds heads that they could make 'speak'.