This little honey required more attention than I originally anticipated.
There is more to her beauty than what first meets the eye.
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Sometimes I feel the need to remind my students of how young and amazing they are!
I hated to see these paintings head out the door!
Get ready for gorgeous flowers created with a variety of materials and compositions.
Each color you see is a color they mixed. :)
(For those who are interested, I linked some of the art materials to the product we used.)
Students zoomed in on the flower - creating interesting centers and their own unique flower.
OIL PASTEL W/ WATERCOLOR WASH:
These young artists created a bouquet of flowers including 2 or 3 different kinds of flowers
and a chosen color harmony. (secondary, analogous, complementary)
LIQUID WATERCOLORS (I like to call them watercolor dyes.):
Each student chose a photograph and looked carefully at each petal they drew.
They also chose whether they wanted to work with a rectangular or square piece of paper.
ACRYLIC PAINT ON CANVAS:
These girls worked on developing light and dark values while learning how to manipulate acrylic paint on an 8x10 canvas. (They are also quite competitive when it comes to 'Name that Musical' while listening to songs on Pandora's 'Showtunes' station.)
Because of the angles and details - planes, trains and automobiles are interesting, but not easy to draw. These guys did great!
Do you see the use of 1-point perspective in the trains?
Along with the challenges (and success!) with drawing, I couldn't resist the opportunity to develop light and dark values and incorporate color mixing into our projects.
In the train pictures, all the gray and brown colors were created by mixing complementary colors (colors that are opposites on the color wheel).
In the airplane drawings, students created some aerial perspective by making the sky darker at the top of the page, and lighter as they approached the horizon line (where the sky meets the ground).
Our last day of class included the opportunity to draw cool cars. Again the kids worked on seeing and drawing the unique angles and details found in their vehicles.
Painting time has been rather scarce this summer -
It felt so good to get my brush in hand!
Along with the gorgeous lighting, I was captivated by the details found underneath the petals. Exquisite. I thoroughly enjoyed pushing the oil paint around.
What a creative, focused and thoroughly enjoyable group of kids!
Together, we explored the world of birds through oil pastel & watercolor, pen & ink with colored pencil, acrylic paint and Tombow markers.
Students also experienced what it felt like to create on different surfaces -
construction paper, watercolor paper, wood and shiny slick paper.
Summertime - my creative energy has shifted to spending time with my own children, teaching art classes, taking photographs and painting when I can carve out quiet blocks of time. :)
In last week's 'Leapin' Lizards' class, students created 2-dimensional drawings and 3-D sculptures.
The enthusiasm of this group was contagious!
One of the boys came in one morning - a huge grin on his face - and said, "I just can't stop smiling!" When I asked him why, he replied, "Because I'm at art class!" Apparently, he was up early, all ready to come... 2 hours before class started. Love it!
Each student chose their own lizard picture to work from and we spent the week observing shapes, creating textures and mixing colors - AND getting our hands all slimy with papier mache!