In the final art project for Standard 3, we set off on a voyage to outer space. I hung the planets in the classroom, and brought along all the picture books of space I could find from our library. We looked at the different colors and shapes of the planets, and discussed what stars looked like and how many there were. We also talked about spaceships and shuttles and all the different things we might see in the night sky.
Afterwards, we pulled out the oil pastels and black watercolor paint. Pupils drew their own outer space drawings, and then covered the whole paper in black watercolor. They were amazed as they watched their pictures appear in the black paint, particularly the white stars! Many were very proud of their work and couldn't wait to show off for the camera.
|Drawing with oil pastels for the first time. |
We learned to use our fingers to smudge colors together!
|Adding the black background using watercolors.|
Pupils show off their drawings!