Here, we looked at many different sketchbooks made by real artists and learnt that just about anything can go inside - as long as it helps you get creative and develop your ideas!
We saw sketchbooks with drawings, newspaper cuttings, photos and even sugar packets stuck inside! After this, we learnt how to make our own sketchbooks out of paper and used these to record our own sketches of the artwork in the gallery.
We enjoyed looking at abstract sculptures and paintings and did some activities based on these. We drew small sections of the work, drew with our eyes closed and even sketched as a pair!
To complete our day, we made a giant piece of artwork by working collaboratively on a large piece of paper and drawing out the best of our ideas. Overall, we had a great time and learnt lots about galleries, artists and that there are many different ways to turn your ideas into a piece of artwork!