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"Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old, they will not turn from it" Proverbs 22:6

Year 2 drawings using tones tints and texture.

In Year 2, the children have been creating line drawings using tones tints and texture. The children learnt how to use layers of shading to achieve light, medium and dark tones. They also looked at cross-hatching to achieve tone. Cross-hatching is when an artist uses layers of line to create highlights and shadows within a drawing. To achieve a light tone, the children how learnt to use little pressure on the pencil and to achieve a darker tone with heavier pressure. Artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo Da Vinci use line and cross-hatching to create tone and highlights making a drawing appear realistic and 3-dimensional. Throughout the topic the children learnt the different stages, before completing a final picture, using lines and cross-hatching.

St. John's Infant and Nursery School

Gills Hill Lane, Radlett, WD7 8DD

Tel: 01923 856594