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