Friday, 28 June 2019

Year 4 Art: Dragon Eyes

Year 4's reading of 'How to Train Your Dragon' has inspired them to produce some stunning clay dragon eyes. First, the children examined and sketched human eyes, thinking about the detail around the eye and how to use fine lines and shading for a realistic result. Then, they learnt about the 'slip and score' technique, which is used to bond pieces of clay so that they dry as one solid product.

Our amazing artists made their dragon's eyes by forming a base before bonding small clay pieces around a central eyeball. Finally, Year 4 painted the dragon eyes using a fine brush and added a layer of PVA glue to create a glossy top coat. 

The children really enjoyed the creative process and the unique qualities of their dazzling dragon designs.