Still life drawings

This term in art, our theme is formal elements of art looking at shape and shading.  Our first 2 lessons focussed on shape and the children spent time looking at pictures and going outside to find simple shapes such as circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, cuboids, cylinders, pyramids, in everyday objects. After practising this skill during our first lesson, the children were asked to draw a drink can, starting by making light sketches of the simple shapes they could see – rectangles, ovals, straight lines – then building on the detail of the actual item, adding colour where time allowed.

The results are wonderful and the children should be really proud of their efforts.