This term (12 weeks) we have been looking at the art work of Leonardo DaVinci. I was looking on line for something to do with this and came across this site. I have skimmed over the biography with them, but mostly we have enjoyed trying the techniques mentioned. In today's lesson we were using the technique of drawing bubbles to practice the shapes of animals. The girls were reluctant to use them, but I think it did help them to pre-plan their drawings. We were using photos and drawings of animals from some science magazines we have. You can click on any picture to see them all a bit bigger! Many times I have skipped art or composer study because I felt like it was extra, but these are the lessons the girls really love. I have decided to take at least 20 minutes and do at least something. Then I find that they do more on their own free time with it!
Here is Hannah's kangaroo. She was really reluctant to do the circles, but I think she did a great job with them!
We all had a good time. Not sure if the girls will use this technique on their own or not.