The young artists used this project to explored ways to make art using tints and shades… we decided to focus specifically on black and white.
Each participant made an A3 abstract charcoal drawing based around an original abstract collage they produced by cutting and rearranging an A4 photograph of highly decorated Easter Eggs. [An Easter activity with a difference]
The second part of the project required team work… the children were put in pairs and asked to create a jigsaw of animal textures (again using the willow and compressed charcoal). Elizabeth will spend some time filling in the black sections and then the work will be displayed for a short time in an exhibition tbc
Finally we each attempted our own monochrome painted dog portrait. Taking inspiration from Joss Wriggs characterful drawings we used some wonderful photographs of dogs diving into swimming pools.
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