This week was all about drawing from the imagination! Each class used soft pastels to invent imaginary landscapes and characters.
Maroon, Amber & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists worked on an imaginary landscape inspired by photos of rainbow eucalyptus trees. We discussed the colours and patterns we could see, then spent some time investigating the different kinds of marks we could make using soft pastels. We got rather messy but we made some lovely, colourful drawings!
Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists created characters inspired by the poem The Hippocrump by James Reeves. We listened to the poem and identified information it gave us about the appearance of the Hippocrump, such as having eight legs with hideous claws, three humps on his back, and one hundred teeth! We used our imaginations to come up with a character design incorporating the features mentioned in the poem- everything else was up to us. It was really interesting to see how each artist’s interpretation varied.
Our year 5 and 6 artists also worked on character development. We chose three animal body parts at random from a selection (such as antlers, claws and a tail) and sketched a mythical creature, combining each element in different ways. We then completed a larger portrait of our character in soft pastel. We came up with some really interesting designs!