As part of our whole school “Allotment Week”, Year One have been developing their art skills through a range of activities linked to the work of Giuseppe Acrimboldo (an artist who painted people; but he used different pieces of fruit to represent different parts of their faces). After much discussion around the different techniques that he used, we then used a range of materials to create our very own “Fruit Face” colleges.
Following on from the children creating their marvellous masterpieces, the children further explored Acrimboldo’s work through a portrait-based sketching activity. Before doing so, the children had to use their senses to explore a range of fruit and vegetables. This really helped them to gain an understanding of how plants look, smell, taste and feel – even more so when they got to cut the produce in half so that they could study and sketch what they look like inside.