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Art Week – ‘This is Me’

Our first art week focused on self-portraits. We began our topic by learning who Leonardo Da Vinci was and why he was famous during the Renaissance. We explored his paintings and drawings and identified how he used perspective and composition in his artwork. We explored his drawing style and colour choice and then created our own self-portrait in that style.  


"I learned that da Vinci uses dark colours to reflect the mood of the times" - Alessandra

"We used hatching and cross-hatching when shading" - Joel

"Mr Marshall and Mr Leonard showed us how to paint carefully before we started" - Kayden.