Year 4: Water and Land
This half term we have been exploring how to use watercolours. The girls used a variety of techniques, inspired by a range of artists who have included water, in some form, into their work. From Hokusai and Monet to contemporary painters, such as Maggie Hambling, we discussed different styles and painting methods. This week we have switched our focus to landscapes and began looking at why ‘tone’ is so important to help give a sense of time of day, surface quality and depth to our drawings. We made two twenty-minute sketches of views from the art studio using charcoal and chalk, to match colours and block shapes. The girls worked really hard to finish these. They also learnt to squint, which to some felt funny! This is though a useful technique, helping to simplify shapes, especially when deciding which features to include in a composition.