Observational Drawing and Colour Wheels

Friday 12 November 2021

As part of our Art topic, the children have been participating in some observational drawing techniques.

What is observational drawing? 
Observational drawing is where you draw something right in front of you. Anything can be drawn from observation – this could be a bowl of fruit, a landscape, or a person. Rather than drawing from memory or what’s in your head, you draw what you see!
The children spent time looking closely at some pieces of fruit. We discussed lines, patterns, shading and textures. The finished sketches were very impressive indeed! A few of the children thought about adding a shadow to the image by identifying where the light source was.
In our next lesson, the children explored and created their own colour wheels. We discussed primary and secondary colours as well as warm and cold colours.
Blog: art lessons, art reviews, color theory / Fine Artist Gonzalo Ruiz  Navarro / Washington DC | Color theory, Warm and cool colors, Color wheel
The class enjoyed creating their own colour wheels.