Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Textured African Art

Creating Texture in Paint


Part of the school curriculum and ethos looks at the wider world and includes the school being linked to a partner school. Currently our is Uganda in Africa. In the past there has been teacher exchange visits and this year we had  a whole term looking at African stories.
Year 3 and 4 were reading the story Fly Eagle Fly and we looked a different African art examples. A lot of African art presents opportunities to look at warm colours and texture.
We created textured paper by applying a base colour then once that was dry we painted another layer on top and scrapped through using different tools. i.e forks, knifes, pens etc.
Finally the children cut the paper up into strips and arranged them on a coloured piece of paper to create three figures. The tallest being in the middle. The children then finished the picture with black felt tips.