To start our topic off, Year 3 explored different art linked to Rivers. We read our English key text, A River by Marc Martin, and discussed the artwork. We explored 5 different techniques to recreate 5 different landscapes from the book that the river passes through – city using lino (foam tile) printing, fields using printing with different shapes, hills using watercolour, factories/industrial area using charcoal and pastels, and jungle using collage. We evaluated the techniques.
The final piece is a grid of canvases showing the different landscapes the river passes through with the river running through, where each child has made a canvas. The children practised their technique/landscape and looked at what worked well for their final canvas.