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Figure Drawing in Year 4

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

This term in art Year 4 have been learning to draw figures. Figure drawing is notoriously difficult but the children have been doing really well. First off, the children started by doing an elicitation task, which involved drawing their teachers. This was really funny as the teachers had to stay perfectly quiet and still for ten whole minutes!

Then we considered the areas in our work that we needed to improve on, such as composition, perspective and proportion and did many skills sessions around this. A highlight for the students was chalking around each other in the playground while studying proportion.

This week we are heading off to the harbour to sketch Verity, which will be very exciting. From this, we will create a final piece of artwork, which involves a charcoal figure drawing on a mixed media background. Check back soon to see our amazing final pieces!


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