Working with Watercolours

We studied Mount Wellington as part of our History work. First, we went outside to look at the mountain and then we used watercolour paints to copy from a photograph. We started by sketching the outline of the Mountain with pencil, then we used a big brush to cover the paper with a blue wash. After that we used smaller brushes to add the details of the foreground (the trees) the mid- ground (the Organ Pipes) and the background (the sky and the TV and radio antennas.)

Have you created a painting with watercolours? What did you create? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.

Talking about the Tasman Bridge

Tissue Paper Collage FerryWe have been talking about the history of the Tasman Bridge. We made a timeline of the significant events in the history of the Bridge.

Timeline

Tissue Paper Collage 2Did you know that the Tasman Bridge is fifty years old this year? We read on Wikipedia that a man from Clarence Council said that the Tasman Bridge has only another twenty years because it got damaged when the Lake Illawarra crashed into it.

So we designed some new Tasman Bridges.

New Bridge 2 New Bridge 1 New Bridge

We had to think about how our bridge would look from the side, from above and from the end.

 Can you share a fun fact about the Tasman Bridge? We would love to read what you know!