After School Art Club: Drawing, Collage, Painting and Sculpture. (Part 2)

Following on from the Year 3 and 4 Drawing and Making after school club at Bourn Primary Academy in which we made polar bears, we went on to construct icebergs for our bears. We created an icy installation in the school hall, which gave the children the opportunity to see all their hard work in context, and to take photos of their finished sculptures.

Researching Subject Matter

We began by sketching icebergs. Working on large sheets of paper and using soluble graphite and regular graphite, children worked to sketch the large shapes by using gestural marks. The children explored using different kinds of marks on the same drawing – thin specific lines to create outline, and thick, voluminous marks to suggest mass. Children then used brushes and water to explore how the soluble graphite turned to watercolour – and how they could exploit the energy of this drawing material. It worked well with the iceberg subject matter…

After school art club: Iceberg print outs as source material
Iceberg print outs as source material


After school art club: Sketching icebergs with soluble graphite
Sketching icebergs with soluble graphite


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