Welcome to Year 3, Silver Birch Class!
Re-creating Stone Age Cave Art
We found out how Stone Age artists made cave paintings thousands of years ago. Then, using this knowledge we made our own paintbrushes using willow twigs which we whittled to make bristles. Then we mixed up soil and red paint to make an ochre colour and chalk with sticky glue to make white. Charcoal strokes added outlines and dark shaded areas.
Stunning Multi-Media Silver Birch Canvases
Silver Birch Class (Y3) has had a super start to the new school year. The children’s maturity, levels of independence and hard work are great to witness! Everyone is looking forward to learning all about The Stone Age and Rocks and Soils and the children are already enjoying French! Our first Art project was to create a multi-media silver birch canvas. Starting with torn newspaper shapes and PVA glue, work on the trees continued with wax crayon resist, paint application using the tache (touch) technique and the use of masking tape before painting the blue of the sky. Final touches were added in black marker pen. Stunning work from everyone to make a great first display!