Friday, 28 November 2008

Lochnell and Ardchattan

Hello people. Michelle again. Lochnell Primary has over 20 P6 pupils so our large group spent the morning looking over their wonderful preparatory work. The whole class had made beautiful studies of the school building and drawn four pictures of things they saw on the way to school. After lots of the old favourite warm up exercises, we spent some time creating collaborative maps, discussing and drawing pictures which would help to navigate the area and mark out special features.

Everyone then chose an image to draw for their postcard so that we ended up over twenty beautiful, individual drawings to send on to their link school. I loved the pencil work on this postcard, its so carefully done.

After a fantastic homemade lunch at the school, I packed up and headed up to Ardchattan which was further than I thought....the road just seemed to go on and on and on. The tiny school of only eight pupils were quietly drawing when I arrived, so everyone was ready to try some eyes closed and wrong handed drawing to liven things up a bit.

As the afternoon drew on, beautifullly confident and colourful postcards emerged - these two are different takes on the same groups of houses. Smoke billows gently from wood fires in one and another wonderfully and carefully documents every single house in the round.

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