Artetc – Architecture #1

Forward planning certainly helped today. We had a fabulous artetc day, achieving everything we set out to achieve. Merry arrived and took Skye and Fran off for half hour of biology whilst I started working with the others on our first art session. Basically drawing houses; used graph paper to firstly practice drawing house shapes, roofs, windows and doors then transferring some ideas onto another sheet and colouring it in using pencil crayons

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Second session was reflections; drawing a thick line across the centre of a piece of white paper using white oil pastel, then drawing in skyscrapers above the line, reflecting below the line, added a moon, stars, street lights the painted over the top half dark blue and the bottom in a slightly lighter shade

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Final session was an idea taken from Art Projects for Kids, cut and tear cityscape, we tore pieces of brown card, paper, baking paper and newspaper, arranged them on a piece of white paper to creat a skyline, outlining the buildings and adding windows and doors, clouds, cars and trees

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The whole day worked so well for everyone, all producing some lovely artwork. Success πŸ™‚

A chilly evening as we have a problem with our boiler so no hot water or heating – snuggled under blankets and watched a couple more Merlins πŸ™‚


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ali
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 09:26:09

    Love the sequence of ideas used in this art session, great pics.


  2. HelenHaricot
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 10:24:44

    partic love how the paper one turned out. great artetc πŸ™‚


  3. Nic
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 23:20:38

    All looks fab, very inspiring. The bottom left pic of the last lot really stands out, I love the clouds on it πŸ™‚


  4. lecielrouge
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 00:14:32

    Bottom left pic of last lot is Skye’s πŸ˜‰ They all really enjoyed this artetc – a good start back πŸ™‚


  5. Michelle
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 00:45:29

    i like top right with the cutaway skyscraper


  6. Merry
    Jan 27, 2011 @ 05:55:18

    It was fabulous (and you blogged it much better!) – the cut away one was Fran’s. She is probably the child who these sessions have had the most effect on in some ways. Her confidence is growing hugely.


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