P3B – Edinburgh

P3 have been learning about life in Old Edinburgh. They created scenes of the High Street using chalk pastels and focusing on the visual elements of colour and tone. Their work showed the cramped tenaments, cobbled streets, washing hanging out to dry and people emptying their rubbish onto the street below shouting, “Gardyloo!”

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The pupils then explored a technique called ‘overpainting’. Their original work was photocopied and then bits of it were painted over to change the look of it. The pupils added brightly coloured shop fronts, phone boxes, cars, busses and people in bold clothing to make the picture look modern.

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