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Week beginning 6th February

In art, we learned that the Maya believe they have a spirit or animal companion based on when they were born. These are known as 'wayobs' and they describe a person’s character traits and indicate jobs suited to that character. The children used their own Wayob along with inspiration from artwork by Dan Fenelon, and using his style of patterns, colours and symbols they created their own aesthetically pleasing piece of art to represent themselves. Following this, they chose a character name from the Maya calendar and used charcoal to make it look like it was carved from stone, implementing a drawing technique known as chiaroscuro (light and dark shading). Take a look at a sample of the fantastic work they produced...