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What do you see?

Perception can be a rather complex and very subjective concept. Last week

the Year 1 and Year 2 class experimented on an activity titled ‘Point of View

Portraits’, in which the class had to draw a portrait of a classmate who was

sitting between two tables. The challenge faced by the students was to draw

from observation and make a representation of the same student through

different points of view. The children were encouraged to carefully observe

details such as how to visually represent shadows on the face using the

appropriate technique.

Afterwards the class had an interesting discussion as to how their

representations were different. As preschoolers, they are not able to fully express

themselves through writing and reading, so the visual and graphic languages provide

them ways of exploring and expressing their understandings of the world.

Watch out for a new generation of Portrait artists coming!

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