We paid tribute to black art history by researching an influential artist. Lois Mailou Jones was greatly influenced by African masks and the use of bold colours and patterns. In the style of our artist, we started with our mask outlines before using pastels to add bold and bright colours. Which colours did you like best?
Today in art we had a go at sketching and copying tone. We had a variety of animals and styles to choose from and used these to practice our pencil control. Which animal would you have chosen?
Today we practiced our shading skills, with a focus on tone. We enjoyed making different tones, without pressing on the page with our pencil. Instead, we learned how to hold our pencils properly as artists to get the desired effect on our page. We learned to use a new word – ask us what […]
Today we created our bird designs for an upcoming local display. The children thought carefully about their use of colour and showed some excellent colouring skills!