Cultural Buildings Monoprinted

Grade 4 have been researching buildings from different places around the world as part of their inquiry into who we are. They have been focusing on drawing, printmaking and painting. During this lesson they focused on filling in background layer neatly and blending colours. On a side note, some colour vocab buzzing in the art room this week: ceruleum, cobalt and emerald! Great to hear them using accurate terminology.

Grade 4 Elements of Line and Shape

The students were given ‘line families’ and ‘shape families’. The activity was to mark down as many lines and shapes on the page in five minutes. The students concentrated really well and it was a great warm up for the following monoprinting project. Becoming familiar with lines and shapes will help them recognise and draw these when they observe their subject… the foundations of drawing.

Monoprinting #1

As part of their inquiry into how the world works, students investigated the natural habitat around the school collecting objects to focus their print work on. While drawing from observation they focused on line, learning about continuous, broken, thick, thin, straight and curly lines…

They also learnt a bit more information about Matisse and discussed one of his works using some elements of art vocabulary.