Art day again. Unfortunately I was having a basket case day, for a variety of small and imperceptible reasons, but luckily Zoe was on top form and carried us beautifully (thanks and sorry!)
Started off with Zoe talking to them about Picasso from various books and then they tried something Maddy did at the art group she went to last week, trying to draw a portrait with their eyes shut. We coloured them in afterwards in a disjointed fashion to mimic the “not real” aspect of Picasso.
They also talked about acrostic poems and did one together on Picasso, then tried their own names too.
Once they’d got those done (I was a bit worried about Amelie, who made one of her e’s stand for Evil!) we got out a mass of origami papers of one sort or another that I’ve hoarded from the last time we tried some collages, using pictures from Picasso books as a starting points.
Once we’d finished, we had some fun with Picnik to make a little more of what we’d done. In a random tangent, this proved quite interesting today as we’ve been talking about the Guides airbrushing campaign and how things look different with a touch up. It’s amazing the extent you can turn iphone pictures into works of art. Here are the ones we’ve done so far.
This was another good day; it inspired us a good bit, got them to engage in something that didn’t involve “being good” at art but really got them thinking about how to portray movement with shape, mood with colour and ideas with impressions.