Seashell Observational Drawings

This week our 4-9 year old groups were given the task of looking at some real shells and drawing them. They had the choice of pencils, pastels, charcoal and drawing pens. Initially everyone was fascinated by the shells and enjoyed looking at the different textures (in particular the smoothness of some vs the roughness of others) before settling on which shell to start drawing.
Everyone displayed amazing attention to detail and took note of the shapes they could see in the shells, they also all did a brilliant job drawing the shells from different perspectives and trying to make them look 3D. A couple of the children add extra things to their shell pictures, one child turned their picture into a beach picture and the other into a seaside café sign.

Next week we will be exploring creating texture with paint whilst making a seaside picture.

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