Anamorphic art and cake decoration

1st year pupils have been looking for spectacular pictures in non-fiction books and hunting for the captions that explain what’s going on.

Today Mrs Jeffrey’s class were accompanied by a special visitor: Mrs Shearer from Cathedral Primary came along to shadow the class and keep an eye on them!

There was a strange theme to today’s class with more than eight people choosing spectacular cake decorations! We were all starving by the end of the period! There were also underwater volcanoes, truly gross fingernails and an enormous T-Rex.

At the last moment Lewis Donnelly and Kyle Ewing showed us a spectacular example of anamorphic pavement art by artist Edgar Mueller which they found in the Guinness Book of Records. Anamorphic pavement art is a kind of 3D drawing using special chalk on pavements. If you look at it from the wrong direction, it makes no sense. If you look at it from the right direction, it’s a spectacular 3D image.

You can find more cake books at 641.8 on the non-fiction shelves in the LRC.

Click here for some examples of anamorphic artists.

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10 Responses to Anamorphic art and cake decoration

  1. jordan says:

    i thought that it was very good the presentation because it was very succesfull. me and all of my friends thought it was very exciting because we descovered lots of things that we would ever imagin and we found out more stuff than we thought that we would in books that we would never think to read.

  2. Gemma says:

    Oh my gosh it was great seeing Mrs Shearer again
    it was good catching up with her

    Those finger nails were horrible and totally groos

    i wonder how they walked about if they were so long .

    • Mrs Macfadyen says:

      Don’t think the fingernails were walking about, Gemma. Mind you, they were totally disgusting, so maybe they did come aliiiive!

  3. LEWIS says:

    i found it realy interesting and fun 😛

  4. demi says:

    i enjoyed last week because me and Georgia worked together, it was fun because we looked at baking and how to make them.

  5. Kyle says:

    I found this interesting and i enjoyed finding pictures

  6. Beth says:

    I really enjoyed taking part in this activity. My stomach was growling at the end of the period!

  7. Emma says:

    It was really fun doing this activity and i was starving by the end of the period!!!

  8. Hannah says:

    I really enjoyed this activity.

  9. Nicola says:

    I was fooled by one of the pictures in the link..

    They look so realistic, dont they?? 🙂

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