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05.02.21 Elgar Enigma Variation - create what and who you think of

Today we want to do something fun to draw our response to music. I choose Elgar's Enigma variation as he wrote 14 of them based on different personality/situations.


I asked them if to draw a face of someone they think of, pay attention to the shape, colour of the face, hair, what they wear, what is around them, where they are etc.

We watched a small intro video and started drawings in this order:

0.Theme

1. Var 1 CAE (Elgar’s wife)

2. Var 2 HDS (Elgar’s pianist friend)

3. Var 9 Nimrod

4. Var 11 GRS (his friend’s dog)

5. Var 7 Troyte (his friend when caught in thunderstorm)

6. Var 14 Elgar himself


Youtube class link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRCUigQg82U&pbjreload=101

To read up a bit more

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enigma_Variations


So let's look at what the little monkeys thought of with this sophisticated music :)


Pic1, age 8

1. Var 1 (Elgar’s wife) - made up person

2. Var 2 (Elgar’s pianist friend) - happy puppy

3. Var 9 Nimrod - grandma (coz it sounds calm)

4. Var 11 (his friend’s dog) - happy husky!

5. Var 7 (thunderstorm) - mum (yes very accurate)

6. Var 14 Elgar himself - dad ( dad is happy now)


Pic2, age 4

1. Var 1 (Elgar’s wife) - castle

2. Var 2 (Elgar’s pianist friend) - a boy

3. Var 9 Nimrod - magical car in water/snow

4. Var 11 (his friend’s dog) - daddy penguin with orange cheeks in snow

5. Var 7 (thunderstorm) - a fairy with big skirt

6. Var 14 Elgar himself - a tree


Pic3, age 3

1. Var 1 (Elgar’s wife) - (image2 orange person)

2. Var 2 (Elgar’s pianist friend) - blue person on grass below blue sky

3. Var 9 Nimrod - happy round face man listening to music (hence big ears) on the moon (black oval shape right) there are clouds (black zigzags)

4. Var 11 (his friend’s dog) - didn't draw, lost interest

5. Var 7 (thunderstorm) - green alien

6. Var 14 Elgar himself - didn't draw, ran away


Pic 4, age 3

Top image, grandparents house with the doorbell (purple round shape)

Bottom image, daddy mummy, me and little brother


Pic 5, age 3

Top image - forgot what it is

Bottom image- our house, top floor daddy mummy, bottom floor me and baby brother


Pic 6, age 4

pretty sister


Pic 7, age 4

mummy!




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