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Oh, oh, oh!
And I’m Possum.
I was just playing some cricket.
It was so much fun and before that, I was watering the garden.
It was great.
I was playing some soccer too and I kicked a great goal.
Hmm, what should I do now, though?
Why don’t I draw?
Hmm, what should I draw, though?
Yeah, that’s great.
What shall I draw next?
Oh, the bench!
I could draw a picture of Sally’s face.
Sally, your hair looks beautiful.
Oh, thank you.
What were you doing outside, Possum?
Oh, the usual – just playing some soccer.
Um, watering the garden and playing some cricket and I did something new.
Oh, what did you do?
I was drawing.
Oh, drawing, that’s a wonderful thing.
Sally, I really like drawing, but I’m not sure why I enjoy it so much.
Well, drawing is a very important thing for many different reasons.
It’s good to look at something and then to draw it.
Or paint it and to draw the same thing as you’ve seen helps you remember what it really looks like.
Also, you have feelings when it comes to certain things, and if you draw or paint about them, then what you’ve drawn or painted can show how you are feeling.
I know Sally, I have an idea.
I want to draw you!
Yes, I’d love to draw your face.
Oh, that’s funny Possum.
I guess it’s lucky that I’ve just brushed my hair.
Sally, when you were brushing your hair, you were looking in the mirror.
Can you brush your hair without the mirror?
Oh, yes, I can, but you know my hair is very curly, and if I didn’t have the mirror there, I might miss some parts and it wouldn’t be very neat and tidy.
So I’ve got the mirror there so I can see what I’m doing.
What were you drawing outside?
Oh, that’s beautiful.
That’s my tree.
Oh, yes, I can see that’s your tree.
But…there’s no door.
Oh, you’re right and I can see the cricket ball and the branches.
Do they look like the ones on your tree?
What else did you draw Possum?
Oh, that’s the bench and I can see the soccer ball.
Oh, the ball’s a bit big, isn’t it?
Yes, it’s very big, isn’t it and the chair isn’t straight, is it?
There’s no way I could sit on it.
I’d slide off!
You’re always very careful when you draw things, but today is different, though.
I think you need to practise a bit more.
You have to carefully draw what you’re seeing, especially before you draw my face.
If you don’t practise, you might draw me with a very, very big nose, and I might look like a football!
Oh, that’s funny!
I think it’s important that you do practise.
Maybe you could draw your own face first?
Can you go get the easel?
Ah, oh, this one, yes.
Oh, and another one.
Great, that’s lovely, Possum, it’s really nice.
You know how I was brushing my hair earlier?
How did I know if my hair was neat and tidy and not all messy?
How could I tell?
Hmm – the mirror!
You were using the mirror.
Yes, that’s right, I could see my reflection.
Maybe if you looked in the mirror, you’d be able to draw your reflection too.
Shall we get the mirror?
Sally, I’m ready.
Well, what you need to remember is to get your features in the right place on your face and try to make them the right size too.
You have to be very careful.
Now, feel your ears and have a look at the size of them.
Are they the same?
And then look at your picture.
Sally, it’s wrong,
I’ve got one big ear and one small ear and my eyes aren’t straight either!
It was a really good try Possum.
Would you like to try drawing your picture one more time?
You must look in the mirror and then draw what you see and make sure you get everything in the right place, OK?
Oh, that was great.
You were so careful.
You looked hard in the mirror and then worked out where to draw your lines.
It looks great Possum.
Artists can have very different ways to draw a picture but they’re all very careful about where they draw their lines.
Even when they’re painting, they’re always very careful with their brush strokes.
I really enjoy watching artists drawing or painting their pictures.
Oh, that has given me an idea.
Why don’t we watch some children watching an artist paint a picture?
Yeah, let’s watch!
Where is Possum?
He’s up the tree.
The moon will rise.
Wasn’t he an amazing painter?
The way he painted that possum was brilliant.
I’ve learned so much from him.
Yeah, he was great at painting those trees and I agree, that was a great-looking possum.
Yes, that man was brilliant at using paint.
Sally, I need to practise my drawing more.
Before, I got too excited and rushed and it didn’t look right.
That’s right, and I also need to practise too Possum.
There’s an apple in that basket.
I’m going to draw that.
I’m going to copy it very carefully and draw it on to a piece of paper.
I’m going to make sure it looks round like the apple, and not flat.
Oh, that’s a great idea Sally.
I’m going to practise too.
I’m going to go outside and when I’ve finished my beautiful drawing, I’m going to come back in and then draw your face.
Ready, let’s go.
Ooh, it’s beautiful.
Possum, did you like my drawing of the apple?
Oh, yes, it was delicious.
No, you mean it LOOKS delicious.
No, no, no, it WAS delicious.
Yum, yum, yum.
Oh, Possum, you are teasing me.
Oh, you have taken bites out of your apple.
That looks fantastic.
What a great drawing.
You have improved so much.
I think you are ready to draw me now.
Now, ok, stand over there.
I’ve had two cups of tea and two glasses of water and I’m still waiting.
He really must be being very careful with his drawing.
Sally, I think I’m finished.
There’s a little bit more polishing to do, but I can do that later.
Can I show you?
Oh, yes, please.
Oh, I wonder what it looks like?
Oh, me – wow!
Does that look like me?
Oh, wow Possum, this is just brilliant.
What a great drawing.
We have learned so much today about drawing, haven’t we?
Well, our time is up.
Thanks for watching.
See you next time.
Does it look like me?
Yes, looks the same.
Possum loves to draw, but is he really looking carefully at what he is drawing? Wait till you see how much better he gets when he learns to look for details.
Possum thinks stuffing lots of flowers into a vase looks good. Then he learns how to find odd and even numbers and thinks about arranging the flowers so they look pretty.
There are lots of different ways to move. Who else comes to Possum School today? What will Sally’s special lesson be about?
There is a lot for Possum to learn about pushes and pulls. Sometimes we push and sometimes we pull and then sometimes things just seem to fall. What makes things move?