The Picassos started off the term exploring the body in motion. Not an easy feat for this age group but we are not known for shying away from a challenge! Since the actual drawing and sketching of the human figure standing still, let alone in motion can be an exercise in frustration I knew the subject matter had to be enticing...
So we're drawing and painting a cricket match! I brought out my trusty wooden man for the Picassos to bend and move so they could see the angles up close... and I also found a book on cricket with loads of great pictures of real cricket matches so they could mimic the poses.
Each child chose a different composition so they are training themselves to think about what they want to focus on and then making decisions on how to go about laying out their artwork to achieve their objective. So you will see some of them drawing up close cricketers with a crowd in the distance, while others chose to look at the field as a whole so the cricketers are less in focus.
So armed with these simple tools they got down to sketching a match! Take a look at what they've done so far... next week we'll be painting the scene.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)