The children have been learning about the French painter, Claude Monet 18.40-1926. He was known for painting nature scenes. Monet painted with small, fast strokes to create a build up of colour. The children used the water colours to recreate Monets painting of 'The four trees', they used the same techniques that would have been used to paint the original.
The children have been practising different techniques to produce their art work. It takes good fine motor skills and hand eye co-ordination to paint within the lines and the understanding of using the right amount of paint, this was achieved when creating their Christmas card.
We talked about mixing two colours together gradually by using a technique called blending. After the technique was modelled, the children had the opportunity to practise themselves using pastels. It provided the children with the knowledge and understanding to create their Easter cards using the technique.
Inspired by the artist Laurence Stephen Lowry, the children sketched a drawing of a penguin, different techniques were used to show shading and different tones. The children also used their knowledge of blending.