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Saturday, May 9, 2015

SunFlower StillLife

I discussed the life and art of Vincent VanGogh. For the k-1 students I showed them the Mati & DADa VanGogh video (through YouTube). For the 2-5 students I showed them the video...
For younger students I showed them how to draw the still life using these steps brlow...
These were some results...
KinderArt mrs. Zarella's
Maddison, Alexis, James, 
Scarlett, Andrea & Carter
Mrs. Simble's first grade
Callie, Ashton, Rahmah, 
Erik & Lauren 
Another option I will try in future; 
Step by Step
Crayon Resist Paper cut-out 

Long Sunflowers
For my older students I tried it on longer paper having them go off the edge with the design while using overlapping as well... 
Start with pencil and outline with Sharpie...
I used a white crayon on the top edges of my petals and leafs to make a highlight that would be later resisted by the paint...
Use tempera cakes or watercolor to fill in the flowers and background. 

Monday, May 4, 2015

Lion face

LeRoy Neiman's lion
Mr. Neiman has a series of big cats that uses very exciting, bold and abstract colors.
We are using his pictures to draw a lion's face using basic shapes and lines.
We are then using exciting, bold and abstract colors to use lines that radiate away from the face to the outer edges of the paper.
The exapmles above are created by Olivia (9), Madelynn (3),
Maisy (8) and me (age secret)

Mrs. Jihnson's 2nd grade class
Zarella's kinder class
Scarlett, Victoria, Maddison, 
Anonymous, Kaden & unidentifiable 
Mrs. Simbles's 1st grade
Thomas, Hayden, Ashton, 
Jett, Sophia & Callie 
Mrs. Jamison's 2nd grade
Michelle, Michael, NoName, 
Abby, Zoey & Sebastian L. 
David, NoName, Kelton,
Coleman, Ryleigh & Haley 
Mrs. Dickinson's 3rd grade
No name, Paris, Alyssa, Megan, Cadence & Ava 
Nick, Megan F., Abby (Orange), Shyann & Elijah 
Begin the Face
Using basic lines and shapes.
1. Draw a black heart in the middle of the paper
2. Draw 2 lines going up from the heart
3. Draw 2 ovals, circles or football shapes going out from the top of the lines
4. Draw 2 small black dots in the eyes
5. Draw 2 line above the eyes for brow
6. Draw 2 curved lines coming out from the bottom of the heart
7. Use a white to draw a hard dot in the eye.  (this is a reflection)
8. In the eye use orange, yellow or green construction paper crayons to make the lion's eye colored.
BLending looks good
9. Add white whiskers, lip and chin hair to make the lion's face texture.

10. Begin using the bright and exiting colors on the mane around the face. Do not get the mane in the face. Keep the lines going from center point and out to the corners (like clock hands).

Ages 3, 8 & 9 (above)

This lesson could be done from kinder to 4th.
I kept the range from pre-k to 4th grade at home and all remained interested and understood.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Robot construction

Above: mrs. meleski's 3rd grade
Matthew, Ivy, Devyn, Arooba, Evy, Noah, katelyn & no name

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quartered Circle Design

Mrs. Dickinson's class
Mrs. Jamison's class
Mrs. Whites class
Mrs. Groves class
Mrs. Craig's class (below)

Mrs. Wildt's class (below)
Mrs. Hall's class (below)

Mrs. Fortner's class (below)
Ms. Chris & Ms. Kasey (below)
Mrs. Moultrie's class (below)
How to Begin...
You will need:
1. colored square sheets of construction paper (mine were 7 inches)
2. White square sheets of paper (same size as colored squares)
3. A circle form the same size as squares (7 inches)
4. Pencils with erasers
5. Crayons (regular and construction paper)
6. Scissors
7. Glue
9. Tape (if connecting individual squares into one design).

Fold colored square into quarters...

Faith from Mrs. Hall's classroom... before the cutting step (below)
Begin drawing design evenly in each quarter. Repeat the design 4 times in each design slice. 
When design is complete, cut out circle and along quarter fold lines. 
Glue each quarter into the 4 corners of the white paper square. Make shire the 90• angles go into the corners and rounded edges face inward. 

Keep individual squares separate or tape together on back like a quilt. 

Idea Inspired from this wonderful art site!
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