We had a lovely afternoon today doing some observational sketches of flowers! The children were encouraged to remember the mantra ‘draw what you can see, not what you think you can see’ when lightly sketching and shading first the head of the flower, then the flower’s stem. We all agreed on the viewpoint that we would look at the flower from, and we made sure not to use rubbers to erase any of our work – we discussed how it is important to not worry about making mistakes! Once they had finished, the children stuck the flower head and stem next to one another on their page to create a montage.
The children produced some fantastic drawings – here are just a few examples: