Painting and print making.
9 year old,s response to Don Binney's work.
After viewing and discussing several of Don Binney's paintings of NZ landscapes and native birds, the children made their own, in his style. They chalked up the page, choosing landscape lines etc. They mixed their own colours using primary colours and black and white acrylic paint. When it was dry, they added details, texture and highlights with oil pastels.
The birds are cardboard relief prints. The children used native bird photos to help them design their blocks. They were printed then glued to a coloured piece of paper and cut out allowing a bit of the coloured paper to show.