This week we looked at David Hockney’s Yorkshire paintings of early spring landscapes.
The children talked about the colours in his landscapes and what they see in the local Suffolk countryside at this time of year.
The children chose a local landscape photograph to work from and quickly created a simplified composition from this using torn papers.
We then got out the acrylic paints, talked about simple colour mixing and demonstrated different ways of making marks and texture with the paint. The children then painted their compositions in acrylics and created texture using all kinds of tools from toothbrushes to sticks. Some of the children preferred to paint directly onto their collage composition to add extra texture.
We enjoyed seeing the children using some very daring colours in their landscapes.