We have been working on these pieces of art over the past few days, and now that most of them are finished, I think you would agree that they are really outstanding! We have taken the first steps to investigate technical drawing by using some tricks that are employed by those who draw images in technical drawing. Hope you like the end result- let us know what you think! (If you wish to see each of these full-size, click on a picture, then click on it again when it opens in a new window.)
This week, in art, we have been working on creating pictures titled, “Falling for Foreshortening!”
Foreshortening is the optical illusion that occurs when a part of something moves from one part of space to another. For example… a bridge travels from right in front of us, to far away from us on the other side of a river. The same thing can happen on a smaller level with human limbs. For this lesson, the class traced their feet and hands on paper. They then drew their arms, legs, body and head to create the illusion that the body was further away than the feet and hands. The images all end up looking like the subject is falling toward the viewer.
I know some of the childen have been trying to describe to parents exactly what we have been working on in art this week- and that it has been quite difficult to explain clearly what we have done! We looked at illusionary artwork, where you create a picture that can play tricks on the eyes, if you look at it very closely. It’s been quite a long task, and not all are finished yet, but here’s a flavour of what we have created below. Once they are all finished, I think we’ll have a really striking display! What do you think?
In art this week, we looked at how to create our own stamps. We considered the sorts of things that appear on stamps, then set about making our own, unique stamps. The results have been very pleasing!
If you’re thinking of the German manufacturer of household appliances such as washing machines, you’re barking up the wrong tree! No, we looked at some pieces of work by the Dutch artist, Hieronymous Bosch who was a surrealist painter in the 15th and 16th centuries. He explored the extremes of good and bad in human nature, so we decided to create our own extreme pictures, as you can see here!