Today the class made art in the style of New Zealand artist Annie Smits Sandano.
They began by making observational drawings of birds. The birds were redrawn onto a small square of lino. They used lino cutting tools to make their image. They made a few crayon rubbings of their cut in order to see if more cuts were needed.
While the children made a print of their birds one at a time, so I could manage the potential mess, the others made a mock up of what they wanted their picture to look like. I had Annie's work up on the screen for them to be inspired by.
The korus etc are cut out of coloured paper.
The prints were dry enough to cut out in the afternoon and be assembled on white paper.
Take a look at Printmaking lesson as it teaches similar skills.
The class (V6) have written about this lesson on their home class blog. http://inspired2learn.blogspot.co.nz