The children have been exploring lots of different techniques for drawing and painting these past few weeks. They practiced mixing white to find different ‘hues’ of a colour. They then looked at Vincent Van Gogh and practiced his ‘impasto’ technique (creating textures with thick paint), as well as ‘tonking’ (blotting with paper to create texture), and sgraffito (scratching through one layer to reveal another). They put some of these techniques into practice to create a made up monster with pastels. There were some scary creations!
The children also lucked out with some good weather before the rain in forest schools this week and from all the things they brought into class, it seems like they had a very productive and creative time.