Our weekly art group's theme this week was Jackson Pollock, L loves his artwork and enjoys painting in his style. The first few paintings were done at the art table,
they then cleared the floor and put down some large sheets of paper (poster size) and let the children paint there, the finished piece is huge!
We looked up India in our illustrated Maps book and they saw the peacocks, so again using chalk pastels they drew some peacock feathers.
Using this simple guide on how to draw a peacock, they drew their own ones.
With the story now taking us to the journey across the moors with the wind and the rain. I thought using pencils to create trees was a lovely way to try out different materials and also to show the contrast between the bright colourful start to the book and now the drab, dulling setting we were now travelling through in this chapter.
Then to contrast again, watercolours to show the secret garden coming alive and of course the robin that helped Mary to find the garden.