I have already shared work about using the artist Carl Warner as an inspiration to produce fantasy foodscapes using Photoshop (the link to that scheme of work is below). However this is an expensive software to purchase and a difficult software to master. However I have recently been using Word, Power Point and Publisher with my year 4 class to produce art in the foodscape style and have got great results with this common software. After discussing the artist Arcimboldo and getting the children to understand how he created his artwork I got children to create their own 'fruit faces.'
Once the children were confident in moving and manipulating the fruit around on the page using png and vector images I had collected from creative common sites I then got the children to produce fantasy landscapes. Here are some of the results, which I'm sure you'll agree are great!
For the final piece of work I got my pupils to produce a foodscape of a rainforest, the topic we had been covering this term. these are the finest two examples of the work produced.