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Pencil free Fridays: Autumn term- Native Americans and Joaquin Torres Garcia

Fridays are a bit different.


This term we are learning about Joaquin Torres Garcia, an artist from Uruguay.


We have learned about his life and looked at his different styles of painting. We had a go at copying our favourite pictures, and then designed our own pictures of Litton, in his style.




We are also designing and making Native American woven backrests to fit teddies.  Nicola made a full sized one and enjoyed the sunshine!
We have finished our totem poles and dream catchers. We have started to sew canvas together to cover our teepee frames.

Building our teepees

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Our totem pole designs

This week, we learned how to use old newspapers and paste to make a strong papier-mâché base for our totem poles. We had to rip the paper the right way, to make narrow strips. We put a lot of layers of paper and paste over our bottles. Each strip had to overlap the previous strip so our totem poles would be strong. The paste was slippery and messy!
On Fridays, we eat lunch in the woods. We have been making dens and looking at the different sorts of trees and the creatures who live in them.