As a result of Anna Lodge’s winning entry (above) in the recent John Muir sketching competition, P5 enjoyed a great day at the Scottish Seabird Centre yesterday. We found out about the various birds and creatures that live on the islands around North Berwick, and discovered lots of creatures living in the rock pools around the seabird centre. We also met John Muir himself- see the photo on the main Yester website.
Back in term 1, we spent our art time learning how to use pencils to great effect. We learned about shading, and how a single HB pencil can create many different, yet viually attractive drawings, as this post shows.
So when Mrs Hilsley alerted me to the fact that there was an East Lothian-wide competition for primary schools to enter, the John Muir Sketching competition, I felt P5 might well be in with a chance of doing well. Every pupil entered the competition, which asked for them to use a single pencil to create a sketch of something to do with nature.
A couple of days ago, we got an email that announced that one of the class, Anna, had won the competition! Well done Anna! The prize is a trip for the whole class to the Scottish Seabird Centre on 22nd April, where we will take part in some John Muir based activities. Further details to follow! Take a look at the post on the main Yester homepage, which gives more details of Anna’s achievement!
As promised, here are finished versions of the half and half pictures we were working on.
In art, we had a lot of fun creating our own pictures of inventors. However, we used a rather special technique to create our pictures. Firstly, we had to choose which of three inventors we wanted to draw- from James Watt, Albert Einstein or Louis Braille.
Once we had made our choice, we took an A4 black and white picture of our inventor, and carefully folded it in half down the centre of the face. Then we cut along the line and ended up with two half-faces. Using prit-stick, we then glued one of the halves down onto another sheet of A4 paper. After this, we laid out the other half of the face close by on our desk, and we very carefully drew this half onto the remaining half of the A4 sheet that we had stuck the other part of the face to. As we were doing this, we experimented with different ways to hold our pencils, to produce different results when shading. The end results were extremely interesting!
Look out for finished versions being uploaded soon to our webpage!