As part of our Pebble In My Pocket text we started our term by drawing our own volcano pictures. The children had the opportunity to explore the use of warm colours and lines to create texture.
Encouraging the children to use the point and the side of the pastel to create different lines and textures really made for some interesting pictures. The children also varied their lines and mark making. This added to the textured created in the pictures.
Another opportunity that arose from this session was the use of analogues colours (three colours next to each other on a colour wheel). When the children came to drawing the lava it was great to see them using the analogues colours and blending them to create a seamless transition from yellow to red.