After lunch we had another visitor to Year 2. Anna normally runs a Watercolours club after school for Years 5 and 6 so we were very excited to find that she had come to work with us in Year 2! Anna showed us that we would be painting 1 large circle and 2 smaller ones. We could choose from 3 colours but needed to use a different colour for each circle. We painted the largest one and then pressed a piece of bubble wrap on top to make a pattern. In the first small circle we used wax to draw a picture or wrote our names which then showed up as if by magic when we painted with watercolour! We then scrunched up some white tissue paper, falttened it back out and glued it on to the third circle before painting it with one or more colours. The effect was fabulous and really enjoyed the session.
Year Two have been finding out about the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp. Avercamp is famous for his winter scenes, usually featuring people skating. We looked at his use of detail and learned about artistic terminology such as perspective and horizon. We noticed that all of the people in the paintings are dressed in clothes that are very different to ours. We also noticed that his paintings usually feature horses and carts, a large building, smaller buildings and trees.
We really enjoyed drawing the detail on our own versions of the painting and included a horizon as well as trying to use perspective by including larger people towards the front of the picture and smaller ones further back. We coloured them in carefully using pencil crayons and then used a shimmery colour wash to add a feeling of ice and cold. We’re really proud of our pictures and hope you like them too!
Written by Year 2 pupils about painting pictures for the Oundle Veterinary competition relating to the forthcoming performance of Babe the Sheep Pig at the Stahl Theatre in Oundle in July.
Our paintings about Babe the Sheep Pig were great. We wish we could do it again. Everyone’s paintings were great. We started with a blank piece of paper and ended up with an amazing picture. Some people at the start did not even know what Babe the Sheep Pig was. First we watched bits of Babe the Sheep Pig film and it looked wonderful!! The original book was written by the famous author Dick King Smith. We had to swap chairs at times. Yesterday, whilst we were at lunch, a judge from Oundle Veterinary Surgery came to look at our pictures. Two from each of the Year Two classes were chosen to be displayed in the foyer of the Stahl Theatre when the play is performed in July.