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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Hot Sun & Cool Moon

Mrs. Johnson's 2nd grade

Carter, Ria & Reggie

Mrs. White's 2nd grade
Angel, Valery, 
Kayla, Patrick, 
Emma & Hailey
Mrs. McMillian's 2nd grade class
Oxygen, Caleb, 
Nicolas, Danish, 
Christopher & Miya. 
In design, the definition of Contrast is:
Definition: refers to the arrangement of opposite elements (light vs. dark colors, rough vs. smooth textures, large vs. small shapes, etc.) in a piece so as to create visual interest, excitement and drama.
Dark against light. Dark colors make light colors appear brighter.
Cool against warm.
Cool colors make warm colors seem brighter!
Subject: Light is only made bright by darkness
Here it is: light is only made bright by darkness. This means, essentially, that in order to have anything, you must have the opposite.
-to make a color stand out, put it next to it's opposite
-to make a drawing look bright, put in shadow


Many people use the design of the sun and moon to show balance in life. In order to appreciate the sunny times, you have to know the dark times.
-to know pleasure, you know pain.
This project focuses on design using the contrast of cool & warm colors. 
Using a compass, draw a large circle in the center of the page.
Draw a curved line in center to divide the circle into sun and moon. The smaller side will be the moon. Draw a sleepy face on moon side and a happy face on sun side. They will share a mouth. 

Draw line patterns on each side of circle, having the sun & moon designs being different. 

Mrs. White's class working (2nd grade)
Desmon & Kayla
Valery after drawing...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Dino City

We read If the Dinosaurs Came Back as a class. What would things be like if this really happened? We looked closely at the illustration. We talked about what was in color and what was not. What does that do? 

If you can't find it in your library... go here.

Vivian, Simrah, Treytray,
Khina & London.

 Daniel, Bentley M. & Brooklyn

Isabel & Hannah


Mrs. Johnson's 1st grade
Ashton, James, 
AnnaBelle & Anonymous Artist. 
Mrs. McGinley's 1st graders
Issac, Meagan, Christian & Chau

Mrs. Simbles/Groth 1st grade clas
Ellie, Hazel, 
Kaden, Rayan, 
Peyton & Gabriella. 
Mrs. Bluhm's 1st grade

Bryan, Ciara & Maddison
Mrs. Penn's kinder class

No name, Melik, Madison & Landon
Mrs. Baylor's kinder class
Kana, Emily, Trinady & Liam
Mrs. Kolon's kinder class
Asher, Maci, Fredy, Angie 
& Aiden

Mrs. Zarella's kinder class
Samuel, Braxten & Skylar. 

My daughter Madelynn, 4 years old
1. Draw a city...
Start basic shapes with pencil, 
Then trace with marker & add in your details. 

(Ashton above- 1st grade)

2. Draw dinosoars on colored paper
Maci in Mrs. Kolon's kinder class
Asher & Angie in Lolon's class

3. Cut and glue down
You can draw part of dinosoars and glue it Peeking from a section...

Inspired by:

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall Tree Reflection

Cathy Horvath Landscapes

Water Reflections

Mrs. Celestine's 3rd graders

Makayla, Jasmine & Michael C. 
Mrs. Matthaii's 3rd graders

Andre, Caleb, Isaac, 

Austyn & Dylan
Mrs. May's 3rd grade class

Kayla, Skyler, Ethan,

Shane, Adelene, Sebastian, 

Michael & Manuel
Mrs. Russel's 3rd grade

Kentucky & Gianna

Mrs. Ploichnia's class
Kayleigh & Jayden

See Video of Technique here...


Fold paper in half. With gold at bottom, Draw trees on top half. 

Outline with black Marker. With paper folded, trace top half to bottom half with pencil. DO NOT black marker this side. 

Crayon Resist Reflection

Color top half of paper solid with crayons. 

Blending colors looks good too. 
HINT: It may be a good idea to record colors used on the back just in case this takes delegate class times.
On bottom half, this will be the blurred reflection. We will create horizontal dashed lines that mimic waves. 
Use the same color as above, but instead of coloring solid, use hard horizontal short & long dashed line. 
Use a smaller piece of folded paper to draw a swan, Leaf, boat, or something floating. Draw image on top half touching the fold line at bottom. Outline with black
Marker. Color top in solid and bottom with dashed lines like the water.
HINT: if anything you draw above reflection is white, you probably did not color it, just left it paper. But, on the reflection, you MUST dash the white lines in. (See white swan above) 
Use blue watercolor to paint over all bottom half reflections. Crayon will stay safe because wax resists water!! Yay! 
See wax lines resisting water?
Do the same on bottom half of floating object. Glue down floater on water. 
Alternative Marker Method

Fold paper in half. Draw trees on top half. Outline with black Marker. With paper folded, trace top half to bottom half with pencil. DO NOT black marker this side. 

Color top and bottom half exactly the same with markers. 
Draw black horizontal lines across reflection side of paper. Some short and long looks best. 
Cut out swans. Glue down. 
After gluing gown swan, add black horizontal lines across lower half leading into water. 

I used this step by step for the birds...
How to draw a swan...