Monday, 27 April 2015

Other works in progress...

Rayan producing a line drawing of Botticelli's Venus

Daniele showing off his cat pencil drawing cat for a special friend, complete with a paw border!

Francesco producing a detail from the Baptism of the Christ by Da Vinci, which also lent itself to mixing colours to get a tan shade, whilst adding light and shade to the human body parts

Colourful Chameleon project

The little ones pulled up their sleeves for the colorful chameleon started off with pencil drawing after splitting the chameleon in basic shapes to make drawing easier, and also consisting of lots of patience whilst drawing tiny circles packed close to each other. Water paints were then used to give a base colour to the chameleon and the background.

Stay tuned to this space next week...tactile collage to be added to our chameleons to add texture, colour and detail for a more interesting and dynamic look!

Would also like to take the opportunity to congratulate Gianluca and his mum Stefania on their own-built book inspired by "Rooster's off to see the World" by Eric Carle, which also served as an inspiration to create this tactile chameleon lesson! :)

Sunday, 26 April 2015

One point perspective/ 3 dimensional drawing

Children were asked to make simple small drawings of single Lego blocks. We talked briefly about perspective and viewpoint: how you can view piece of Lego you can angle it so that you can see three sides.

Before we started drawing, we observed how a person looks smaller when further away, and gets bigger as he approaches closer. The children were able to observe that the children in the background seemed of course smaller than children in the foreground. BUT they were also able to observe that ALL children remained VERTICAL. They did not lean (often when children draw shapes in perspective they make the mistake of angling the vertical lines). We used this observation when we looked at and drew the Lego blocks. Vertical lines stayed vertical – it is the angle of horizontal lines which we need to change to help describe perspective.

This lesson also lent itself to 3D writing, where children experimented with writing LEGO and their name using one vanishing point. 

To be extended next week...

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Drawing the world around us

Pencil, pencil colours and pen

Pencil, pencil colours and giraffe

Cleopatra's profile

Picture viewer...zooming into famous paintings to produce details (Botticelli)

Profile drawing from sketches inspired by Renaissance marble statues

Picture viewer...zooming into famous paintings to produce details (Caravaggio)

Profile drawing of a girls with plaited hair by Ylenia, 6