We have been inspired by a recent excursion taken by our year 4 friends to “Fernhill”. They had the opportunity to learn all about horses and horse racing. We have been working on artwork to represent the essence of the Melbourne Cup.
First, we used fineliners to draw zentangle patterns inside the horse outline. Then, after looking at many images of jockey silks, we painted a background using watercolours. The background represents some of the many colours and patterns that can be seen on jockey silks. After that, we made some finishing touches by colouring the jockey and splashing him/her with some glitter glue.
Take a look at our artwork page to see all the finished pieces so far.