I personally love to paint buildings (especially old houses and buildings with lots of character), so in honour of Republic Day we're turning our attention to President's House.
Of course we touched on what it means to be a republic and why this is different from being independent. A lot of my Picassos got the connection between becoming a republic state and the significance of the President as our Head of State instead of the Queen and they were very happy to show off their knowledge from school today at art class :)
So anyway... onto our art for today! They followed a directed line drawing of President's House (after looking at pictures of the real thing). I banned rulers today... I wanted the drawing to be free flowing and loose and didn't want them to get too caught up in struggling with lines, and of course developing those fine motor skills and steadying the hand is a nifty side-effect of that. They were also forced to focus on scale and proportion today.
Next week we'll paint and really bring this piece to life!
Thursday Picassos take on our President's House drawing!
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