We have started our new topic ‘By The Sea’ by creating art work for our theme folders.

In art last term we learned the different shading skills we could use to create different effects. We learnt hatching which is lots of lines next to each other, cross hatching which is like hatching but you go over the top the other way, circulism where you move your pencil in a circular motion and stippling which is making lots of little dots.

We explored pressing on our pencil differently to make different shades. When we pressed hard we got a dark shade and when we pressed lightly the shade got lighter.

Here are some of our independent sea creatures using our shading skills.

Class 8