Feathers, drawn with drawing and non drawing hands.
7 and 8 year olds.
The children are looking at ancient Chinese civilisations.
Today they began work on their Ming vases and terra cotta soldiers.
They will be having a second art day on Tuesday, to complete their art.
|Laying down blue pastel in the shape of a Ming vase.|
|Painting with white acrylic.|
|Left to dry.|
The idea has come from http://arteascuola.com But we have had problems. I tried gesso but it flaked badly. Even with detergent in it. So I tried white acrylic and even with two coats, the blue is still quite obvious. I have gone with the latter. They may be OK when the etching begins. Tuesday reveals all.
Terra Cotta Soldiers
|Wrapping clay around a newspaper tube.|
|Moulding the soldiers shape.|
|Soldiers with details added, ready to fire.|
|Beginning our Chinese dragon drawings.|