Grade 4 – Still life

This was the first time our Grade 4s had done a still life with me. The subject of still life can sometimes be seen as a bit boring by children but we all really enjoyed this take on the subject!

The lesson began by doing a pencil sketch of the still life on an A3 piece of paper. It was emphasised that this sketch should be very basic and not detailed as they would be going over this with ink any way.

Once the sketch was finished we moved on to the next step. We went over our pencil sketch with stick and ink. Some of the techniques for using stick and ink were mentioned but the learners were left to experiment themselves for the most part.

The final step was to take coloured paper and decorate part of their artwork with this. I had thought that most of the learners would decorate the flowers or the fruit but, as you can see, this didn’t happen. The children used their own creativity and made some very beautiful artwork! 🙂


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