This term the children have been learning about making boxes. They had to use nets to create a box and had to think carefully about which way round to draw the pictures so that they would be the right way up when the box was completed. They investigated how to make pulleys using hangers and cotton reels and then created their own hot air balloons which move up and down. Some of the children's hot air balloons can now be seen in the art studio where you can see them in action!
This term we have been learning about the sculptor Rey Hernandez. We looked at some of his work, including a sculpture of a dragon and we talked about how we thought he had made it. We decided that he would need to use a very thin tool to make marks in the clay as the scales and eyes on the dragon were very detailed.
We were given a piece of clay and the box of tools and we experimented using a range of decorative techniques. We used knives, forks, tools, sticks and wire to make different marks in the clay. We also looked at pinching the clay to make different textures that might feel like a dragon.
After that we had to plan our own 3D dragon work. We decided to make close ups of the area around a dragon's eye so we had to imagine zooming in on it. Mrs Clarkson found some very cool glass eyes that we could use to make them look really realistic.
Finally we created our dragon artwork. We finished them off by painting them carefully around the eyes. We all loved our finished work!