Online Learning Years 4, 5 & 6 (Part 2)

My Pattern Library 
Today we’re creating our own library of patterns! We’ll start by drawing out small squares in our sketchbook and then using our 2B Pencil we’ll play around and see how many different kinds of patterns we can create. Remember to try to make each pattern very different from the others. You can play around with shapes and sizes, thickness of lines and shades of grey. Best of luck!
 
A Very Peculiar Tower of Shapes 
Today we’re going to combine our knowledge of drawing shapes, adding texture as well as using shading techniques. We’re going to create a tower of unusual shapes, one on top of the other. You can give your shapes texture or you can shade them in to make them appear 3D!

Online Learning Years 4, 5 & 6

Creating a Mandala 
Today we’ll be creating a mandala. You may have seen these before in colouring books. Well today we’re going to make our own! We’ll start by drawing around something small and round like a bottle top or a roll of sticky tape. Then we’ll carefully add patterns around the inside and then the outside. I have created a video on our Art Blog www.ArtLesson.blog. Remember to keep your patterns small and to only use a pencil. You can create beautiful patterns just by using simple shapes.
Shape, Space and Shading! 
Using your expertise on shape and space, we are now going to introduce shading to our compositions. So let’s take out our new 2B pencils and start shading to make our shapes look 3D. I have added a video to help you at www.ArtLesson.blog. Like many of our previous lessons, start off with small empty squares. You could draw around something or measure them out. The empty squares should be slightly bigger than a post-it note. Keep in mind that you will have a better shading technique if you keep your pencil movements slow and small. This lesson is all about pencil control!
Tips and Advice for Staying Happy during Online Learning! 
Today we’re going to practice our sketchnoting skills. We’ll be creating a visual recording of our advice for staying happy during online learning. You can do the task in pencil or you may add colour if you wish. Let’s try and fill up a whole page in our sketchbooks. You may use words as well, but remember it’s more about getting the message across in a clear and interesting way. The artwork does not need to be a masterpiece, this is more about communicating ideas. Best of luck!

Renaissance College

Hi everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Today was my first day as an ESF Primary Teacher. 35 Years ago I was an ESF Primary Student joining Primary One. (Peak School). I am super excited about teaching Art at Renaissance College!

This is a little interview I did in the holiday with Tim Cavey of Teachers on Fire.

Another holiday project was illustrating this book called ‘Worldwise Learning A Teacher’s Guide to Shaping a Just, Sustainable Future‘. The book is written by Carla Marschall & Elizabeth O. Crawford – published by Corwin. The book will be released in a few weeks on September 7th. It can be pre-ordered through Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, BarnesandNoble, WHSmiths, Corwin, Bookdepository and many more.