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22 Jun 2020
L.S. Lowry: Primary 3 Art Project

LowryOver the summer term, the Primary 3 girls were set a four-week project by our Art department on L.S. Lowry to tie in with our topic on Victorians.

The four tasks they were set were:

  • To research the life of L.S. Lowry.
  • To make their own coloured pencil drawing of the Lowry painting.
  • To produce a poster, a two-page document or PowerPoint presentation of the on L.S. Lowry.
  • To draw their self-portrait similar to the bold pencil drawing that L.S. Lowry made of himself in 1920, called the drawing ‘Head of a Man’.

Here are some facts that the girls found out:

Laurence Stephen Lowry was born in 1887 and lived during the Victorian times. He used 5 colours to make his paintings: ivory black, Prussian blue, vermilion, yellow ochre and flake white.

Lowry became famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England. He developed a distinctive style of painting and is best known for his urban landscapes filled with human figures often referred to as matchstick men.

 

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