As part of our topic 'On Our Doorstep' we started to look at photographs of Clydach in the Victorian era and more modern times. In class we used graphite pencils and we sketched famous and not so famous buildings.
We started off by choosing our favourite photos from the Clydach book and began to use faint lines to create a sketch. It took a while to get all the details right in our sketches since we wanted them to look realistic.
Sir let us use these graphite pencils to make more depth into the outlines of the buildings.
It took us almost 3 days to complete for no reason at all. With the graphite pencils we had to use water to make them work. It was easier to use a paint brush for the outlines and then go over the water to make a darker outline.
One pupil said "We hope to use the graphite pencils again since they are really fun to use."
This activity has been really fun and really creative too. We have learnt how to use graphite pencils to add depth to the sketches. This task has made us look at Clydach photos way more and has made us really interested in the Victorian times!
Year 6 class in Clydach Primary School. There are 18 girls and 13 boys.