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Please see below for this week's work.
Our theme for this week is 'Under the Sea'. For this we would like you to research and write a diary for what you might see if you were under the sea! We have added some videos and a PowerPoint to get you started. Art this week is based on the work of J. M. W. Turner. He was an artist who lived a long time ago, in the 19th century and loved stormy seas. Once, he even tied himself to the mast of a sailing ship out at sea so that he could experience first hand what a sea storm really felt like!
This week, we will be making our own pictures using two things that we find in every ocean and sea – water and salt! Firstly, we will be painting a cloudy sky background using a water colour wash technique. Then we will be painting the sea, mixing colours to get the colours and shades we want for our waves. Thirdly, we will create our sailing boat using collage.
This week in maths we are looking at 2D and 3D shape. For an extra challenge have a go at the 'under the sea crack the code' activity.
First, follow the instructions below to paint a cloudy sky background using a water colour wash technique. Then paint the sea, mixing colours to get the colours and shades you want for your waves. Let you work dry.
Next, take out your stormy sea painting and brush away any heavy salt residue. Then create waves by tearing the sea paper into long, uneven horizontal strips. Stress that there is no need to worry if the strips are of different widths and sizes, or if some break before you get all the way across the paper. The important thing is to tear, not cut with scissors, as this creates a white lip, like the waves’ edges in the Turner paintings.
Now, lay down your sky painting and show how your wave strips can be assembled – a little like puzzle pieces – on the background sheet. This is collaging. Try out different arrangements until you feel you have the stormy effect you want, and then glue the strips down.
Finally, carefully cut out a sailing ship image and experiment with where to place it. Here we are using scissors - to get a good, crisp edge around our ship. Should I place it with the seas rising around and above it, or should it be riding high along the waves? Once you are happy with your arrangement, glue all your pieces in place and allow your collage to dry.