|By Janis (year 3 student)|
1) We read a brief biography of Bruce Gray.
2) We looked at photos of his artworks and discussed his use of colour, shape and line.
3) The students were each given an A3 sheet of art paper. I demonstrated how to draw large boxes of different shapes and sizes all over the page, which locked in together like jigsaw pieces.
4) I then demonstrated how to draw simple body parts of animals from different angles (teeth, tails, claws, whiskers, legs, fur, etc). As I demonstrated each drawing, the children chose one of their boxes on their artwork and copied the body part inside it.
5) Once I had demonstrated a range of body parts, the children filled in the rest of the boxes by repeating the body part drawings in different places and using different angles.
6) I then demonstrated how to outline each shape in coloured oil pastel, colour it in and then use lighter or darker colours to add light and shading. I also suggested how they could use interesting colour combinations to make their shapes and patterns stand out (e.g. red and yellow, pink and green, purple and orange).
7) The students coloured their own artworks in, being careful to colour thickly and with no white gaps.
8) I showed the students how to outline every box and shape with black oil pastel. The students then went back and outlined their own artworks.
Year 3 Student Artworks
|By Andrew (Year 3 student, 2011)|
|By Andrea G|
|By Tom N. (Year 3 student, 2011)|
|By Charlotte, Andrew, Nick, Dharan. Keyan and Kaya|
|By Andrea G, Tom N, Aimee, Arpita, Jia and Liam|
|By Denzelle, Parth, Dane, Kundai, Shaun and Olivia|
|By Josh and Axel|
|A sample artwork I made to help guide the students|
|some of 3B's beautiful oil pastel drawings|