Previously - original artwork was blown up to two metre square, marked on the back with charcoal and traced carefully onto the painted wooden boards.
|First third of drawing being traced onto painted boards - amongst steady stream of tea and biscuits.|
While the pupils addressed all linework with equal verve and enthusiasm, where ever there appeared a problem on the horizon, or more accurately the students were all drawn out, I was ready and willing to step into the momentary breach. Here I am adding additional aplomb to the Globe Theatre - if only!
God bless you William Shakespeare.
|Applying finishing touches to Globe Theatre.|
Pupils each redrew their own characters and buildings with a variety permanent markers. Once these were all in place, the mixing and application of acrylic paints - first a light wash followed by a heavier opaque mixture - began.
|Acrylic colours mixed by budding muralists...|
After a few days the pupils had each tackled their own Olympic figure, bringing a strong individual style to their own work, and retaining much of the original drawing quality!
|Olympic characters - painting nearing completion...|
Most students were happy to stick to their original idea and would develop these further.
One student chose to go a whole different route and bravely relegated his footballer to the substitute bench and brought on instead a sportsman of a different stripe entirely - an exciting BMX cyclist who showed us his best side riding into centre stage from the bottom left.
|This year 6 student shows us a canvas painting of her grandad's work.|
This pupil gives us a proud glimpse of her drawing origins while showing us a canvas of a rabbit painted by her grandad.
|Final details going into Union Jack and first details for Queen's emblem.|
Slowly but surely - although in some cases quickly and boldly - the students brought their respective personalities to two dimensional life. Returning to their subjects time after time to refine and add further detail where and when required.
|Artwork continued at back of class, while frontwise pupils studied maths and english.|
The students worked very well together on the mural, exhibiting a fine sense of team work, great timing, and cameraderie throughout. Very well done!
The mural and the muralists progressed artistically and admirably.