Some great explorations using a VIEWFINDER took place in our penultimate Virtually There session!
The children had used their viewfinders to seek out special views during break time and some of children told me they saw a bird in a tree, bees and flies on a plant!
Mrs Hughes had kindly brought a bicycle in to study! Since the article was hard to stand upright – we turned it upside down and the children drew what they saw through their viewfinder. Its actually a wonderful idea to draw an object upside down as it encourages us to see simple shapes…
We were trying a special technique of drawing where we look for the shape of the object first and notice the background or NEGATIVE SPACE surrounding it.
Amazing work and this continued as the children used their viewfinders to zoom in on a detail of the bicycle:
I talked with the children about the idea of SHAPE / SOLID SHAPE and SILHOUETTE and we then tried drawing our PROFILES:
All of this will be useful experience as we intend to making a trip outdoors to sketch the world around us!