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Art and Design

Autumn 1 - Portraits, Hot and Cold, Skylines and Harvest Collage

As part of our work on Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers (see PSHE page), we will be creating self portraits in the style of Romero Britto.  We will be learning how to use our observational skills to draw what we see and try to be as accurate as possible.  We will also try drawing our partners, by honing the skills we learnt from drawing ourselves.  Children will then focus on their pencil technique and shading when we work on our skyline pieces.  They will also look carefully at how the skyline doesn't end in a straight line at the top of the page!  We will try to include our sky down to where it meets the buildings or trees.

At the start of term we also had a go a creating a picture using just 4 colours either more hot colours (red/orange/yellow/pink) or more cold colours (blue/green/purple).  The children had to draw ten lines across the page with a ruler, then colour in the shapes they made, making sure that no two shapes had the same colour next to each other.  What do you think?

For harvest, we are using the lyrics of the song "Look for signs that summer's gone" to inspire us to be creative with autumn leaves and other nature items that we find on our nature walk.  Have a look at the pictures below of the final piece, then as the picture took shape.  It was really fun to work as a class and add to other people's work.

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