We observed how silhouettes are made by moving a light all the way around an object, then took a look at some 'sunset' silhouette images on the whiteboard.
Our first job was to paint a bright, colourful wash, covering the paper, as a background. We blended the colours into each other carefully, using sponges.
Once dry, black sugar paper was carefully cut and pasted onto the background to complete our detailed pictures. We added more and more detail to make the images more realistic.
Many of us had lots of original ideas, and it was tricky for some of us to choose our favourite theme.
You might be able to spot Santa, a flying unicorn, a rocket, deer, dolphins, the Taj Mahal, Big Ben, birds, swings, a helicopter and a car crashing into a tree.
I wonder what else you might notice...
Hanoch Piven-style Portraits
Hanoch Piven is an accomplished artist with an inspiring message to those who feel they cannot draw!
He uses 'found objects' in collages to create his iconic caricatures of the famous.
We watched a video of the artist describing the process and then set to work collecting and arranging objects to make our own portraits.
We used brightly coloured paper to form the head and rearranged our objects until we were happy with the result.
It was a lot of fun exploring and discussing the various emotions that we could show just by moving the objects around...
You can see some of our amazing faces on the left. Aren't they just fabulous!
You might want to take a look at some of Hanoch Piven's work here...