BEST STARTS FOR KIDS

Animal Fur Inspired Artworks

Some of the skills they will likely develop are:

  • increased hand eye coordination

  • increased hand strength and technique

  • mathematical language linked to colour mixing and shades: lighter and darker

  • increased knowledge of colour blending (making grey)

  • creativity and the joy associated with creativity

  • perseverance

  • refining & trial and error processes

  • the ability to plan then create or not plan and create

  • self-esteem & confidence building

Some Mathematical Language:

  • blend

  • light

  • lighter

  • lightest

  • dark

  • darker

  • darkest

  • white

  • black

  • primary colour

  • secondary colour

Some Language Linked to Materials and Technique

  • collage: paste, stick, piece, cut, trim, straight, curved

  • paint: line, solid, swish, press, hold, acrylic, oil, water

  • pastels: blend, rub, shade

Refer to Google Images to see different types of animal fur to inspire artworks.

  • Draw attention to and discuss different patterns on animal fur

  • Discuss lines as opposed to blocks of colour

  • Discuss colours in patterns and how to create them

  • Substitute different colours yet maintain the same patterns

  • Repeat portions of the pattern to create yet another different pattern

N.B. This activity can be done either with acrylic paints and brushes onto any surface or using paper to cut and collage a design

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