By Paula Briggs

Following on from the last session when we began our exploration of concave shapes by making continuous line drawings of our hands, this week in my art class for children aged 7, 8 and 9 we explored nests. I wanted to give the children the opportunity to both draw and make, and so the hour-long session was split into three different activities. Children worked with hard and soft pencils, graphite, wax resist, watercolour, clay and sticks. I introduced each activity at the beginning, and then children moved between the three activities in any particular order, working independently, with great results and much enjoyment!

Flicking paint over graphite, wax resist and watercolour nest
Flicking paint over graphite, wax resist and watercolour nest


Activity One: Drawing a “Fine” Nest

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