Year 2/3T, 3/4B and 3/4JL started the semester with a printing project. They were inspired by Andy Warhol’s ‘Flower’ series. They began by cutting out a flower from a foam sheet and then printed it using bright, fluro paint colours. They then used pastels to create a line patterned background and finally painted a wash over the pastel background. The display in the library attracted many compliments for our young artists. Well done!
The children created textured paper by using texture plates and rubbing blocks. It made a great background for their various scratch art projects.
These children are currently working on a foil relief project that emphasizes shape – one of the ‘Elements of Art’. The children cut out a circle shape which became the face of a sun or a moon – or a sun/moon. The children then cut out shapes for eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, cheeks etc which were glued onto the face. This was then covered with foil to really highlight the shapes used. The children then coloured their faces using either warm (for sun) or cool (for moon) colours. Next came the favourite step of this project so far…….the 3D paint!!!! This was used to add further interest – just had to watch some children or they would have used it all! Although these faces are already stunning, there is still more to do before they are finished. You’ll have to wait and see how they look when they are completed!