We discussed vocabulary to do with our eyes and vision, how we see and what we see. We brainstormed many different words for ‘look’ and came up with a great list.
We spent time looking at the parts of our eyes and how they are shaped. Our pupil is actually a hole in our iris that lets in light. This was an interesting discovery for many of us. We watched a video about how to draw eyes.
We had a session drawing an eye to practice the different parts and shapes. The next session we had a go at drawing two eyes and spacing them out on our paper. We linked in our math learning of measurement so we could space them out evenly. We had to plan our eye shape, where the eyebrows would go, how to shape the nose and how much of it we would show. As well as thinking about the sides of our face and what might be in the background. Then we drew straight lines using our rulers and drew some boards to be a fence.
The idea was that our eyes were peeping through a fence.
Once we were happy with the shape of our eyes and the fence we started adding colour. Most of us used watercolour pencils and explored blending the colours. When we were finished with our colouring we used water and a brush to paint our pictures.
Next, we used the ideas from our brainstorm and engaged our imaginations. What might we see through the fence? How could we use our senses to describe what we see, hear, smell and feel as we look through the fence? We made a plan and wrote a draft of what our caption for our picture would be. Next, we reread our work and made any edits to it. Once we were happy with our writing it was typed up and we presented it with our artworks.
We think they look great.
Keywords: Science, Literacy, Art 2020Curriculum links:
Literacy L2 - Speaking, Writing and Presenting - Select and use sources of information, processes, and strategies with some confidence to identify, form, and express ideas.
- shows some understanding of the connections between oral, written, and visual language when creating texts.
Visual Arts - Developing ideas - Investigate visual ideas in response to a variety of motivations, observation, and imagination.