Thursday, 2 May 2019

Diving Deeper Term 2

During our morning block on Wednesday, we went to the library to take part in the Diving Deeper program with Mrs. Nicholls. This blog post was written collaboratively with the help of Koru 3 students, especially Emma and Shyanne.

One activity we participated in was sketching a shoe. We used the soft pencils and charcoal to add shading and detail to our art. At first we found it easy to sketch on the paper. However, when we tried to sketch on the iPad app Sketch Schools, we found it quite challenging. When using our fingers on the iPad you don't how the drawing will turn out and we find this tricky.

The second activity we did was using a microscope tool on the camera of our iPads. First we had to hold the iPad firmly and slide it onto the microscope. Next we had to check that the tool was on properly and matched with our camera. After that we went outside to find plants, buildings or anything we wanted to take a close picture of. First we took photos up close with the microscope and then we took more pictures of the same item, getting further away each time. Finally, using the photos we took, we painted with as much detail as possible. Some of us found it challenging to paint our picture with the same detail and observation of the microscope. A highlight was being able to use different paints, including black and white to create different shades and colours.

We can't wait to go back for our next session of Diving Deeper!

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