26 Sep Bolivia Explores Charcoal
In Year 3, we are learning about cave paintings and how to create them in our art lessons. This links with our History studies of The Stone Age. Last Friday, we explored making different marks with charcoal and found out how to create different effects. We used the side of charcoal, the sharp end, small bits of charcoal, large pieces of charcoal and explored smudging it all together. We also used an eraser to create white lines on our page and used chalk to create different patterns. As well as getting very messy, we learnt that charcoal breaks easily so you can’t press to hard, that you can create a lovely grey if you mix charcoal with chalk and that you can create lots of different effects with just these simple things. We are looking forward to creating our own cave paintings in a couple of weeks.