Amazing African Artwork

Year 2 have been busy this term creating African portraits.

First the children researched the style of some different African artwork. They particularly loved the artwork below we so decided to recreate a portrait in this style.

We began by learning some important sketching skills and practised drawing facial features, such as eyes and ears.

After we had practised sketching, the children began to sketch their self portraits. We were extremely impressed with the care that they took with their sketching and their drawings were very impressive!

The second week, the children painted their portraits. Some children chose to paint a more traditional self portrait, whilst others copied the style of the artist we learnt about earlier in the week with blocks of colour. The outcome was fantastic and the children should be extremely impressed with their artwork. Here is a selection of some of the work that we created. Enjoy!

Isla P 2PP/SW



Sami 2JG



Laura 2JG



Cohen 2NZ




We hope you enjoyed looking at some of our fabulous artwork. Perhaps you could try recreating some of these at home? 🎨🖌🖼