The Great Wave
Class 4 studied the woodblock by Japanese artist Hokusai in the late 19th century. His artwork is called ‘The Great Wave’. Using pencil initially, then watercolour paints, the class painted their own version of this masterpiece. After, they used technology and replicated the image using computer software. They found out that Hokusai printed a whole series featuring waves and Mount Fuji and that his best artworks were created when he was 70. They also discovered that as each woodblock print was replicated thousands of times people could buy a copy for the price of two pots of noodles!
They also used Stylofoam to create prints of The Great Wave.