Year 4 Art Gets Spooky!


Year 4 students are learning how to paint spooky trees.

As part of year 4’s Connected Learning focus, the children have been set the challenge during their primary art lessons to paint a spooky wooded scene with a character from one of Anthony Browne’s picture books. This project will take eight weeks to complete and will be broken down into three key art skills.

First, the children will learn how to paint a background, changing tone by varying the ratio of paint and water to create a swirling atmospheric background. Then they will learn how to paint ghostly trees using changes in positioning, dimensions and tone to create depth perception. Finally our Year 4 artists will build on their drawing skills from Year 3 and sketch characters, paying close attention to line, shape, texture, tone, positioning and proportion. Watch this space for the finished pieces!