Year 3 have been exploring the animal paintings by German Renaissance artist, Albrecht Dürer. The children practised their observational drawing and painting skills; they began the project by learning to observe plastic toy animals carefully and doing some ‘warm up’ sketches. They then went on to compose and paint a well observed study of a toy animal, inspired by Dürer.

The children carefully considered the composition of their work; using the three primary colours, they mixed all the secondary and tertiary colours they needed.  They selected which brushes to use, fine or broad, depending on the area they were painting.

Once dry, the children added some colour pencil lines to describe fine details such as hair – just like Dürer’s highly detailed studies. They independently presented their work into their sketchbooks and evaluated their finished pieces. Great job Year 3!

Please see at our gallery below: