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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

How to Practice Cactus...

I love "Practice Cactus" because it is an easy and beautiful way to teach kids how to use natural contour line to transform a 2D shape into a 3D form! There's so much you can do with these mysterious plants after the kids are able to get skills built by practice. 

Prickly Pear Cactus (below)

Carnegiea Gigantea (below)

Echinocactus (below)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Color Burst Cactus

Psychedelic succulents

Inspired by the artist Matea Sincovec
I like this lady's style!
Its like a psychedelic cactus.
I love the patterns and colors she puts into her plants.
I want the students to be inspired by her to and appreciate the colors, lines, patterns, textures and time it takes to make such a display of creativity.
go her to see how to draw cactus...
Begin by Drawing a Land Line or horizon line for your plants.
Draw a variety of cacti with various heights.
Outline with Sharpie.

Use markers to design the inside of the cactus with free colorful patterns, lines, shapes, or doodles.
After this step, I plan on using only grey and black marker to make more designs in the background.

I will post when complete...
WIll post student examples as well.

Night Desert

Using construction paper crayons on black, dark blue, or purple paper kids creAte a starry night landscape with background, middle ground and foreground. 
It is important to cover contour line so that they can use it on the various kinds of succulents. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Washable Marker Watercolor Technique


SunRays and CornRows

Always begin lightly with a pencil...

This will have many parts to erase as students go through. 
Need; eraser, ruler, pencil, step by step barn handout, washable markers, watercolor brushes, permanent black markers, paintable large paper. 

Outline with permanent marker...,

-Doodle designs in everey other ray and row with perm. Black marker. 
-boldly outline every other row & ray) non-doodled sections) with washable marker. Next, use the washable marker watercolor teacnique. 
See here...

Idea inspiration Arena

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Words of Color...

Using grades 1-5, each individual student filled at least one index card with brightly colored designs (3-5) or black, grey, and white line designs (1-2). Each student used markers to fill the space of the card thT would later be puzzled together to make a series of banners to decorate the hall walls of the school. This creates a sense of belonging and unity among all grades of art. They did an amazing job. 
Proud of my c"art"inals ;)




Details of ART banner...