Art in the Open Learning Programme

Finally when the pupils have painted their chosen vegetable or fruit, they can then add their opposite colour background. For example if a pupil has painted a lemon, they should paint a purple background, if they have painted an orange, they should create a blue background and so on.

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Pupils can also use their colour mixing skills to experiment with pattern and texture.

Year 5 pupils explore pattern making in painting using brushes

Tools other than brushes can also be used to explore pattern and texture making techniques in the classroom. Things such as plastic forks and spoons, string, sponges and straws can also be used to experiment with paint.

Using poster colour, a sponge and string - Year 5

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