This week Kate really wanted the children to relax and be free with their drawings, so for inspiration a still life was set up containing plants with strong leaf shapes in a bold vase placed on a mirror. This gave the children a visual example of beauty in the every day they see around them. Next, each child was given an mdf black board with a simple piece of white chalk to draw with. As they began to draw, Kate talked about line and form and showed them that they could rub out their drawing, allowing them to add and change and relax and just enjoy the way the line and the composition developed. Then we added colour! The children were read “The Blue Horse” by Eric Carle, a story that encourages us to be free and draw and paint using the wrong colours and go outside the lines! Some of the drawings ended up being very bright!