Year 4 – Shang Dynasty Art

Year 4 – Shang Dynasty Art

In Year 4, we have been learning about the Shang Dynasty. As part of our work, in Art we have been sketching a vase from the Shang Dynasty.

First, Mrs Myers showed us a picture of a typical Shang vase and we all had a go at sketching it on paper. We then annotated our sketches to identify where we thought we had done well and anything we thought we could improve. Mrs Myers then showed us the picture again, only this time she put a square grid over it and she showed us how we could use the grid to help us to get the proportions of the vase correct when we draw. We then all tried again, really taking our time to think about the shape and detail of the vase and how we used our pencil to create light and shade and tone and texture. 

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