Materials: as many white wax crayons as children, heavy A3 paper, paint trays, watercolour paints, brushes, buckets of water, smocks
Tuning In - Let's Read a Book!
(holds up book I Want A Pet by Lauren Child)
|I Want A Pet Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 2013|
Lauren Child writes and illustrates her own books. She isn’t too worried about being really neat with her lines – in fact she is quite messy, but I think they give a great feeling for what is happening in the story and how all the different characters are feeling.
"A picture of something?"
"Is it a pet?"
"Like a picture of somebody?"
That's right. It is usually a picture of a person, although it is also possible to make portraits of animals. Portraits usually show mainly the face of the person or animal, but might include the shoulders, the torso or the whole body.
Portraits usually try to give you a sense of the character of the person and perhaps something about the way they are feeling.
|Self Portrait, Tracey Manuel, Date?|
1) Keep your crayon on the page.
2) Look at the person you are drawing and
3) to make our magic work you need to press quite hard with your crayon.
|Drawing me drawing you drawing me... Image Copyright H.Marsh, 2013|
*please do not repost images of children. This is against Australia law unless you have parental permission
Preps and ones find it almost impossible to look at their subject and not at the page. I'm not sure that they even have any choice in this - it is as though when their hand is moving they must watch their hand. I find it so interesting to learn about the developmental stages and how they apply to art. Still, they are trying to represent the person in front of them and the style of each child is unique.
Making - Part B
The waxy crayon acts just like an umbrella for the paper - letting the watery paint bead off - it won't stick to the page- leaving it white where you have drawn.
"Wash your brush?" - yes, wash your brush between colours.
"Be..don't bump or walk on other stuff" - yes, be respectful of each other as we share the paint trays. Don't walk on other people's art. Be aware of how you are moving in the space.
"I wanted to look"
" I had to cheat and look"
" I didn't like that I couldn't see my drawing but I liked doing the magic later with the paint"