Room 15 spent the first week in their own class creating abstract sunsets. We learnt how to:
- hold the paintbrush correctly (like a pencil)
- use just the right amount of paint
- move the paintbrush like how you would stroke a pussy cat (all one way, not back and forward which will likely end in a scratch!)
We did every step of the sunset ourselves. We watched Miss Chalmers do each step on the board and then copied on our page. We also learnt how to create whispering and shouting lines with the pencil (press light until you know you've got it right!)
The next week Room 15 went to see Miss Glen in Room 16. We created African Sunsets. Miss Glen taught us how to use a paint brush to create different effects. We blended three different shades of paint together to create a "smooth look".
Stay tuned to find out what we will be doing with Miss Henderson and Mrs Martin in the coming weeks!