British artist – Peter Clarke

I was going to be doing a project with the grade 7s on South African artist, Peter Clarke. In my google lead research, I discovered another British Peter Clarke who was also an artist! He works primarily in collage and I really liked his stuff! I decided to do an art project based around Clarke (British Clarke) with my grade 4s! Here is my own example I could show them.5

Silhouette journey

This was done in preperation for a nice project I did with my grade 3s. We began by learning about the colours before choosing 3 and doing the abstract background in paint. I then played a game like pictionary on the board where I just drew the outline. Through this I tought them about silhouettes. They had to imagine they were on a journey. They needed to include their vehicle, where they were going and what would be there to greet them.

For mine I sailed on a boat to an island and I was met by a hippopota-moose!

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Elephant design

This was done in preperation for a school project with my grade 4s. They loved it! I began by teaching them about silhouettes and explaining what a Mandala is. I then gave them an outline of an elephant. They had to stick this onto cardboard and cut it out. They were given a page full of examples of elephant mandalas and were asked to decorate their elephants! They had to include an eye and an ear.20160818_085457

My eye

I taught my grade 5s about the eye and how it works (I showed them a pinhole camera and used this to explain). They first had to copy a process to draw a generic eye. They then had to realistically draw their own eye in pencil. They coloured the iris/ face with watercolour. I lastly taught them about the Mauri art of Ta Moko tattooing and we used dye to decorate our faces!

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