Drawing Source Material: Orchestras and Instruments

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A collection of imagery and sources which you can use to prompt drawing in schools and community groups. 

Orchestras and Instruments

Use the film below to enable children to explore orchestras and instruments. Try to create a sense of momentum – for example you might pause the video 4 times and ask the pupils to make a 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute and 4 minute drawing at each pause. 

Encourage close and slow looking by talking as they draw – use your voice to attract their attention to different qualities.

Try the same exercise using different materials, ie handwriting pen, ink and nib, pastel, watercolour…

How might you invent your own instrument? What instruments might you combine? Is it self playing?

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