Thursday, 2 June 2011

Camera Obscura drawing

The workshops in Saltfleetby. Four different primary schools all the children came into the pill box and drew the image on the tracing paper, these they were able to take back to school and look at the right way and side up and see how Canaletto and many other painters have used a camera obscura. I wasn't fussed about the use of colour but wanted them to look and see what was actually there. Some found this more difficult then others, but they all had a go and no one got to frightened in the dark claustrophobic pill box. I think there is something intrinsically beautifully about a camera obscura image and after these workshops think that every school should have one set up permanently somewhere.

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