Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Completed Armature V6

9 and 10 year olds.
The children have completed their third day, working on these little people. The plaster of Paris was successful. On many occasions we used a little plastic cup to pour it into, then cut it away when it was dry.
Here are the posts that describe what has gone into these great armatures.  Day one armature-figures-v6. Day two armatures-day-2-v6.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Greek columns. M14

Observational drawing of an early daffodil.

Making the cardboard relief.

Taking multiple crayon rubbings from the relief.

8 year olds.
The children are knowledgeable about things Greek. They used their understanding of Greek columns to make a stand suitable for holding a Greek vase.
They drew their column and vase first and then created it using card.
We found that pencil lines would also show up in the rubbings, so they included a bit of detail this way.
They used four colours on top of each other (lightest first) to make the crayon rubbings.
The children mounted their own work.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Animal skins K4

 5 and 6 year olds.

A collection of animal skins.

drawing the animal skins.

The children used tiny photos of animal skins to colour their own, using pencils on small squares of paper.

I collected them and displayed them together.

We had a lot of painted paper from yesterdays animal lesson. I couldn't bring myself to throw it away, so I asked todays children to use it to make their animals. They added grass to the background, and a few bars, so they won't escape.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Animals behind bars K6

Animal skins ready to be turned into animals.


 5 year olds.

The children have been to the zoo recently and are continuing with their study of animals.
I chose an animal skin focus.
A class of children who are the same age, completed a similar lesson animal-skins-k5.html

Today the children made the colours they needed to paint a giraffe, tiger or zebra skin, using primary colours plus black and white. We stuck to these three animals because their skin is very identifiable.

While it was drying, the children made the enclosure with wax crayons. We had a long discussion about what is between the sky and the land.

We talked about the parts they would need to make the animal. Body, neck, head, four legs, tail and ears. Each was cut out separately and assembled on the enclosure picture. The bars of the enclosure are wool stuck on with PVA.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Armatures Day 2. V4

9 and 10 year olds.

Today the children completed their little armatures. They started a few week s ago.
There was an awesome buzz in the art room all day. I let the children know, I didn't have all the answers. Surprised. Yes, some were. So many decisions were made today in order to complete the little figures, the way the children wanted them to look. 
We used PVA, needles and thread, air dry clay, paint, beads, fabric, hot glue, plaster of Paris, cardboard and buckets of ingenuity. 


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