Year 2 have had a very creative week and have thrown themselves into this week with great enthusiasm! We began by doing some observational still life drawings of different fruit - taking inspiration from Cezanne.
Mrs Merrix really wanted the class to focus on the small details of the fruit, so we looked even more closely at some enlarged images that had been sliced. We were able to combine our drawings to create a whole piece of fruit!
Here's for the wow moment...
Using polystyrene sheets, we engraved the lines from our observation drawings and were able to print with them. Using a large piece of fabric, we designed our own print. Doesn't it look amazing? Some of us have even started to add embellishments by sewing.
Deciding to use the pineapples we were drawing from, we tried to not let them go to waste and use them for artistic purpose... we made pineapple prints! Using our sketching pencils, we have started to outline them to make the shapes pop; Mia said she thinks they look like bacteria and Beau said they look like a coral reef. What do you think?
Finally...we continued to look at shading using chalks and pastels over a lightened copy of our pineapple.