Newspaper collage of Ted Hughes' Iron Man, based on illustrations by Andrew Davidson. Using small pieces of option newspaper to describe light & shade...tonal values. Example for KS2 (year 5) art lesson.
Make your own pigment in scallop shells (you can get scallops in half shells from the supermarket - very tasty). Grind down dried clay, chalks and pastels and experiment with binding agents e.g. water, glue, oil. I found suet works well - and you can get vegetable suet so no need for animal products.