This week we were all working on showing a range of tone and texture in our drawings. We used charcoal, chalk, rubbers and watered down paint to draw some landscapes.
Maroon, Amber & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists practised showing varying degrees of tone in their sketchbooks. We then went outside to create some large scale group pieces- we drew trees inspired by those in the garden and from our imaginations. We used a variety of marks to show different textures, and added areas of wash. At the end we dripped paint onto the picture to show the rain!
Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists chose scenes to draw- Magenta Class worked in the studio garden on large sheets of sugar paper, and Violet Class visited the churchyard with their sketchbooks. We chose scenes that we thought would work well to show tone and texture- we looked for lots of contrast between light and dark areas. We produced some lovely studies!
Our year 5 and 6 artists also took their sketchbooks across to the churchyard. It was lovely to sketch on location, and the group made some very successful studies in tone. (We also did some gymnastics!)