Henry Moore inspired shelter art.
Year 6 used a technique developed by Henry Moore that he used in his artwork based upon people taking shelter in the London Underground during the Blitz of World War 2.
'I hit upon this technique by accident, sometime before the war when doing a drawing to amuse a young niece of mine. I used some of the cheap wax crayons (which she had bought from Woolworth’s) in combination with a wash of water-colour, and found, of course, that the water-colour did not ‘take’ on the wax, but only on the background.
I found also that if you use a light-coloured or even white wax crayon, then a dark depth of background can easily be produced by painting with dark water-colour over the whole sheet of paper'.