This term we are focusing on drawing! We’ll be developing our drawing skills in line, tone, texture and colour using a variety of media. We’ll apply our skills through various small and larger scale drawing activities, working individually and collaboratively to explore different subjects.
Amber & Turquoise Class
Our reception, year 1 and year 2 artists worked on expressing feelings and emotions through mark making. We experimented with making different kinds of marks to represent feelings such as sad, angry, confused, terrified and excited. We then moved on to using Brusho inks to paint these emotions in the form of shapes. We discussed which colours could be used to represent different emotions. We then used marker pens to transform our ‘feeling shapes’ into characters.
Magenta & Violet Class
Our year 3 and 4 artists warmed up by experimenting with mark making to depict different emotions. We also used line to interpret journeys or actions, such as walking through a park, running to catch a bus, or being lost on a busy street. We discussed how colour is used to convey emotion, for example red to denote anger, green for envy and blue for sadness. We drew characters in marker pen, using a combination of facial expression, line and colour to show how they were feeling. We got some great results!
Our year 5 and 6 artists worked on conveying emotion through their drawings too. We came up with some very expressive characters!