Today we explored “black and white” (and a bit of colour!). Everyone got into the idea, from black and white animals to old silent movie stars, and made some beautiful large-scale charcoal and chalk drawings. In the afternoon we had a look at op-art and made some zebras on zebra crossings (which made our eyes go funny …)
Although we’re all familiar with them, animal characters are a pretty strange idea really. Animals who dress up, eat, speak and generally behave just like humans…? Paddington is a great example, and there are so many to choose from: Mr Toad, Top Cat, Dangermouse, Roger Rabbit, the list is (almost) endless.
So during the past couple of sessions we’ve been inventing our own at Magic Carpet, and then making them into little 3D cutouts, with their own “environment”.