In Art lessons, we looked at clips from the BBC website where Mr Hockney and Celia Birtwell were being interviewed. We also looked at other portrait artists as well as present day illustrators.
The Year 2 to Year 5 children (5 to 10 Years old) were given soft pencils, coloured pencils, chalks or pastels. They looked closely at their chosen friend and took it in turns to draw from life.
They loved the Hockney paintings and were so enthusiastic confident, and inspired, whilst producing their work. This project was fuelled by their enthusiasm and careful observational drawing combined with their skill with the materials.
David Hockney was sent the work pictures via his agent. The RA tweeted them on Wednesday 4th January!