Night Skies, Stars and Christmas Robins.
Week 2: Continuing with the theme of night skies, we turned our attention to the beautiful sunsets (and sun rises) that we are blessed with around Angus and Tayside. Often my Facebook feed is filled with amazing photos of fiery skies and I wanted to take advantage of the skills and generosity of my friends who can be pretty good at capturing some quite special moments.! So I gave a shout out and I wasn’t disappointed and quickly received many, many fine examples of stunning skies from around the country, and as hoped many featuring the stunning River Tay at its best. The children used these photographs for inspiration for their pastel pictures. They were given coloured paper and fiery soft pastels and encouraged to try out different ways of making marks, blending colours and reworking on top of marks already made.  Some gorgeous skies were created. Then we talked about what makes a silhouettes and the children chose the landscape features they wanted to include in their pictures – we looked at hills, mountains, fields, buildings, bridges, lamp-posts and spooky grave yards! These were carefully added using charcoal pencils.

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