Year 5’s Food Art Afternoon!

The children in Year 5 had a great time this afternoon creating artwork inspired by the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who is famous for painting portraits composed entirely from items of food.

So, using a selection of fruit, vegetables and their peelings, the children in Year 5 set to work creating their own Arcimboldo-style portrait.

They tested different pieces of fruit to see if the shapes fit the purpose; some did brilliantly, but others didn’t so through a careful combination of teamwork and trial and error, the portrait started to come together.

And finally, our completed portrait was ready to show the world! But given current restrictions and the inherent challenges involved in preserving fruit which is past its use by date, we concluded it was best to share it with everyone below!

Let us know what you think of the finished piece in your comments below.


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