Have a look at the document below for some interesting art ideas - I thought it would be nice to give you a selection of activities to choose from this week. I look forward to seeing your creations!
Drawing lines By the end of this activity, you should be able to:
•Draw lines of different shapes and thicknesses.
•Draw with pencils and crayons.
•Colour in neatly following the lines very carefully.
Below are pictures by the artist Paul Klee. Look at these first and then talk about the types of lines that you see, the colours you can see and the shapes you can see.
Now talk about lines and look for them around your house. Then draw imaginary lines in the air with your finger. You now need a piece of plain paper. Using a pencil, draw a single line starting on any edge of the paper and curl, twirl, curve, zigzag all around the paper until an adult says, “Stop!” When you hear that, you need to end your line and go off any edge of the paper. Watch your child carefully and check that the lines do not get crowded and messy on the paper. Now, you can fill in the spaces using paint, chalk, pencils or crayons. Colour in the spaces neatly and mix around the colour using Paul Klee’s artwork above as an example to help you. If you wish to, you may email us the finished pictures. As a challenge, you could make your own version of one of Paul Klee’s pieces of artwork above but using different colours. Perhaps lighter colours instead of darker colours. Is it nicer to look at? How does it make you feel?
Henri Matisse The Snail
Henri Matisse is a French artist known for making colourful works of art. He used a variety of materials in his work, including paint, bronze (for his sculptures), and he also made drawings using charcoal. As Matisse became older, he began to work with brightly coloured paper and would ‘paint with scissors’ to cut out shapes, animals, leaves, dancers and flowers and then arrange them.
One of Matisse's most famous works is called The Snail. Does the spiral pattern of shapes remind you of anything?
It was made in 1953 and shows Matisse's interest in bright colours. He arranged complementary colours alongside each other to create a vibrant effect. For example, you'll see that by putting green next to red, and blue next to orange the colours seem to buzz and really attract your attention.
Can you make a piece of art in the style of Matisse's The Snail?
Week 7 Healthy Eating
This week I'd like you to have a go at making your own healthy recipe! It would be great if you could make the smoothie or fruit or vegetable salads that you designed last week, but you may not have all the ingredients and we need to stay safe at home without making lots of trips to the shops! Don't worry if you can't find them all! All the best creations take a little bit of tweaking before the final masterpiece! Just do your best with what you have got :)
If you don't have any of the ingredients you need, see what healthy ingredients you do have at home and come up with a new healthy recipe using them.
Before you start, remind yourself about the heath and safety rules we should remember when cooking.
You must have an adult helping you with this activity, please do not do this on your own, especially if you need to chop fruit or vegetables. I'd love to see photos of you with your new recipes! Have fun!
Drawing Spring flowers