Thursday, 15 November 2012

Could you GET any more colour?

Sometimes colour theory can be such a task.   And Class teachers are soon expecting Christmasy or wintery stuff for the walls - too early!  So I devised a colour wheel with a snow flake design.

The class were given a  folded 1/6 of a circle (yes more maths), and cut a simple snowflake segment.  this was used  as a template to draw a complete snowflake.  (The children thought that they could reuse the template to make reindeer antlers.)

Primary colours are added then a secondary colour placed correctly, finally further variations of those colours, added in the negative spaces.  i.e. yellow/green and blue/green.

A little bit of cutting round the edge emphasises the pattern.

Even the messy ones look great!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


One of my P1/2 classes made these "Big Circles" they painted large concentric circles using primary and secondary colours, and white.   Sometimes allowing the colours to mix and adding the occasional bit of pattern.

When they were finished and dry the circles were cut into 4 (yes introducing fractions!) and the sections shared and reformed.  Cheery aren't they?

Friday, 9 November 2012

Bring on the Snow!

I may regret this but if have promised this class that painting these landscapes will make it snow!   Its not a lie, it will snow......eventually. 

These 6, 7 and 8 year olds are learning all about electricity.   They now know that they can create a sense of distance within a landscape.   We "wired"  the art work together with wool which was just a bit of fun.


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Drawing project - loose ends - tied up?

The very last of my drawing exercises.  Too good not to share. 

Incredibly most of these children are only 9 and 10 years old, such confidant drawings.   They are really showing an ability to translate observation into three dimensional, realistic, tonal drawings.  What will they be able to achieve in a few years...... watch this space!