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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Overlap Cat

Ins"purrr"action by artist Dani Hasse
I like this picture because of it's simplicity, repetition, overlapping, and humor.
I will take this example and

Use it as a launch to teach kids about overlapping in order to show illusion of depth.
I will give simple examples of how to draw cat torso and faces. 

What you see below is just what I have prepared on my own as a teacher.
When I do this with my students (k-5th grade),
 I will then post those example of the children's artwork.

Pencil drawing

Show them
That by marker outline, you can emphasize the design and make it stand out. 

Show kids how variety of patterns and colors can make the cats more interesting and unique. They can use colors that are unusual and unnatural. 

Line landscapes

There are so many kinds of line!
How can we use lines to communicate a landscape?
How can we combine a variety of line to make a scene from our imaginations?
There are so many different kinds of landscapes. 

Kinds of Landscapes

City scape, seascape, riverscape, lakescape, 
mountain scape, hill scape, skyscape, cloudscape, moonscape, 

Mrs. Wilkinson's class
Adelaide, Alyssa, Lainey, Legacy, 
Rylan, Bentley, kolbee & Bobby 

Hanson's Kindergarten
Andrew, Addalynn, Hazil,
Emma, Sarah & Sophia

Mrs. Colegroves 1st graders
NoName, Camden, Taelynn, 

Tristan, Jaelynn & Haley

Mrs. Venable's 1st graders
Xander, Lilly, Piper, 
Abigail, Bella, colt, 
Hallyee, Logan & Alice.

Mrs. Gilbreath's landscapes
Lily, Beayley, 
Christopher & Lucy.

Browning Landscapes
Addison, Luke, 
Eden & Emma. 


First Grade
Venable's Class

Mrs. Ayers, Mrs. Fortner and Mrs. Thomas's class
Anonymous, Lismary, (Ayers)
Mystery, Frankie, Jclron?,
Cason, Romania (Fortner) & Ithiel (Thomas).
Eli, Kimbers, London, (Mrs. Baylor)
Brooklyn, Isabel, Bentley, (Mrs. Baylor)
Caesar & Jordan (Mrs. Wycopen)
Vivian from Wycopen's Kinder

First Grade 

Mrs. Hudeck's class
Avery, Hudson,
Greyson, Giovanni,
Connor & Anonymous

Mrs. McGinley's 1st grade
Tristen, Jeremy, (vertical)
Michelle, Taylor,
Toby, Aidan,
Anonymous & Madelynn

Mrs. WHite's 1st grade class
Hazel, hunter,
Marvin, Jeremiah,
Ava & Elizabeth

Mrs. Bluhm's 1st grade
Diego, Fernanda,
GMyTon? & Addison

This is a random idea I had for teaching landscapes to elementary art kids...
I use my daughter as my "Guiney pig". 

We first talked about all the different kinds of lines. 
This song about lines by Scratch Garden is a great introduction to the lesson


The artist, Valeriane Leblone, is a landscape artist that has great visuals for this project. 
(to see her, do a Google Image search for "Valeriane Leblod Landscapes")
Image result for valeriane leblond landscapes
I started by telling her to draw a fat fluffy line across the top of the page with bumps going upward. Then another below going downward... 
I just started giving line instructions by improv. It was fun to see what my mind could come up with! 
 Horizontal Landscape lines define the space...
Detail and texture lines add interest to the space.

When I was done giving instruction of lines, I tried to get MAisy to tell me what she thought it was a picture of... 
She did pretty good. Coloring will later make it more easy to communicate the ideas. 

Add emphasis by using Sharpie over the pencil lines...
Done with line by line step by step....

An alternative cityscape

Tabitha's stARTing to color...

Finished piece by Maisy (7 yrs.)

Finished piece by Tabitha (34 yrs.)

Painting between the lines...