Today my year 3/4 art students created collages of aerial views. We discussed how an aerial view is a view from above, like in a plane. A lot of aboriginal art is based on the aerial view. We westerners are really biased toward seeing the world and art from a frontal viewpoint!
The important thing about aerial perspective is that there is no horizon line, so this was a great follow up for the alien landscape activity, because the focus there was on putting in a horizon line that shows where the land and sky meet.
We also talked about collage and how it’s a really flexible way of using lots of materials. We used newspaper, coloured tissue paper, coloured construction paper and dry pastels. After I did a quick demo, kids were very keen to explore their own ideas and they came up with some unique ways of using collage to show aerial views.
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Thanks for the lovely update. Its good to see art students learning some techniques to creat different perspectives. Quite often art classes turn into craft sessions and brush techniques and fine art strategies etc.. get chucked out as all too hard. Great work!!
Thanks very much! I love watching their creativity blossom & I think art ed is soooo valuable 🙂