Hello to all my Grade 4 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.
We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of CELESTIAL BODIES!
What are celestial bodies? Well CELESTIAL means relating to the sky or OUTER SPACE. So celestial bodies are planets, asteroids, stars and comets. It’s just a fancy name for them.
People have always been fascinated by what they see in the sky and they have used this for inspiration in their artworks.
Artworks have been made celebrating The sun and the moon and the stars for as long as people have been making art.
This is an ancient aboriginal rock painting with the sun and stars.
Here are some artworks for you to look at that I put under the topic of celestial bodies.
Sometimes the artists use more than one at a time. For example they put the sun and the moon together.
Some artists have even made 3D sculptures of celestial bodies.
This is a link to my pinterest board with lots more celestial bodies for you to look at. There is metalwork, jewellery, felting, drawing, painting, clay work, sculpture, etc.
Now we’re going to do some drawing!
Take a piece of paper, any piece of paper will do, and fold it into four spaces. So, fold the paper in half. Press on the crease and then fold it in half again. Press on the crease. You should now have a piece of paper with four spaces in which to draw. You will just need a grey lead pencil to draw with.
Everybody should be ready to draw now. You only need a grey lead pencil.
I DON’T want to see any COLOUR!
I don’t expect to see the best drawings you have ever done in your life. These are ROUGH DRAFTS. You are just practising and playing with ideas!
Please don’t be too hard on yourself and think you have made mistakes. DON’T USE A RUBBER! Just DRAW. I only want you to spend about 5 MINUTES drawing each of the 4 drawings. I would really like you to use your imagination and just go for it!!!
You need 4 sections because I want you to do 4 drawings!
Drawing 1 – Draw the sun. Try to give the sun some character.
Drawing 2 – Draw the moon. Is the moon full or only a half or a quarter? Perhaps it has a full body? Perhaps it has a neck, shoulders and arms?
Drawing 3 – Draw a star. Use your imagination.
Drawing 4 – Draw a group of celestial bodies together. How can you link them together? Are they holding hands? Are they leaning on each other?
When you have finished your 4 drawings –
put the numbers 1-4 on each one so I know which is which
put your name and grade on your paper
photograph your drawing using your device
email it to me email@example.com
I hope you enjoyed this drawing activity even if you were only drawing some rough drafts. I look forward to working with you in Week 4 when we will explore celestial bodies in visual arts further.
Here are the 2020 students rough draft drawings.
Amelie 4E cb2