Key Literacy words Positive and negative space, scale, proportion, illustration, watercolours, shape and line
Students will be shown different examples of illustration used in the storybooks found in our library. Class discussion about colour, composition, scale and proportion.
Students will be shown how create a basic outline drawing of an animal (cat/dog examples). Emphasis in on basic shapes rather than trying to create the perfect looking animal.
Students will observe teacher demonstration using watercolour paints, emphasis on using vibrant colours (refer to as storybooks as examples). Students will paint their animal with an appropriate use of colour and technique.
Once dry, using a fine outline pen students will add small visual detailing using line and pattern.
Students are to then write a small paragraph introducing their character, (name, setting and complication) similar to that of a blurb on the back of books.
Students will: - Explore and analyse different styles of illustrations in picture books -Students will learn/demonstrate how to use watercolour paints and correct painting techniques -Incorporate a small literacy piece to accompany the artwork; practice in narrative writing, spelling/structure.