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Year 1: Butterflies

In the last lesson before half-term, the Year 1s made butterfly pictures using oil pastel.

We spent some time looking at close-up photographs of butterflies before starting our drawings, noticing the size, angle and structure of the wings. The children began, as they often do, by experimenting on a whiteboard:

We discussed the need to make the shapes and patterns symmetrical. 

The children went on to draw their butterflies using white oil pastel on a black background:

The final step was to start adding colour:

Here is some of the beautiful finished artwork: