What a beautiful way to start our day…at Museum London. We explored parts of the museum, learning about abstract art, contemporary art, landscape art, and so on. We learned vocabulary such as foreground, background, middle ground, negative & positive space, texture.
We saw artwork and talked about artists such as the Group of 7. Paintings, sculptures, tapestry, 3D art…there was so much to see! There was even artwork outside in a small pond.
After our tour of the museum, we ventured into the studio with Annette. She taught us a lesson in printmaking using a rectangular piece of foam, 3 geometric shapes made of cardboard, and paint.
We had to place the 3 shapes onto our foam board, overlapping the pieces. We traced the shapes with a pencil, pressing hard into the foam. We added details to the foreground and background and finally painted over the foam using 2 or 3 colours. We had to work quickly so the paint wouldn’t dry.
The last step was placing a stiff piece of paper overtop and, using a brayer or roller, we transferred the image onto paper. Look at the results!
They were beautiful.
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