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Garden Suburb Junior School

Explosive Year 3 artwork

We’re learning about volcanoes in Year 3 at the moment. As part of our artwork this month, we learned about paint and colour. We watched videos of volcanoes erupting and picked out the colours that we noticed in the video. We selected red, orange, yellow and brown. We tried a new technique to portray a volcanic eruption called straw painting. We watered down the paint, poured some on the page and blew through a straw to make the paint move all over the page. It was REALLY messy but we loved experimenting. We learned that the page gets very wet from the paint so you have to be careful not to tear it with the straw. We made the volcano part from brown wrapping paper, which we scrunched up to make it look rocky and then we chose to paint it or leave it plain.