Our Merton Park artists were experimenting with positive and negative this week in our continued exploration of lines and shapes. We did some more drawings of leaves trying to work bigger and bolder. We then experimented with drawing with string. It helped us to really look at simplifying the lines and shapes we saw. We learnt how to cut, shape and knot string to create different effects. We layered and twisted the string. It was sometimes tricky cutting the length we needed. We were developing our fine motor skills. The relief or positive images created can be used to print with. We went back to our leaf shapes and made templates by drawing with our scissors. We created another positive and negative. Using oil pastels we used the positive and negative to smudge the outlines creating different bold images. We then worked together again joining our shapes to make patterns. At Children’s Art school we like to work collaboratively as well as individually. Negotiating ideas and preferences is an important part of art making and a skill we should all develop! Each group made made something quite different.
Time to to experiment led to discovering new ways of doing things.
Next week we will apply the Principles of positive and negative to experimenting with screen printing.