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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Sloth Art

We watched these videos about sloths and learned so much. 

Interesting Facts about SLOTHS. 
Why are Sloths so SLOW?

No Name, Jaylynn, Charlotte (Mrs. Beaulieu 3rd grade), Minghui,
Annie, NoName, Aiden & Victoria (MrsDo’s 2nd grade)

Mrs. Mathai's 3rd grade sloths
Ava, Hazel & Kimberly.

After learning about the sloth's environment, body, diet and life,
we started to practice drawing the Sloth. We then drew the sloth larger on bigger paper with a pencil. Make sure to draw light until you know it's right, then go darker with a marker. 

Here are the steps. 

We then design a background paper using a variety of supplies.
We keep in mind the habitat of the SLOTH when adding details to the background.
WE need branches to swing from, leaves to eat, bugs to fly around, flowers or whatever would grow in the rainforest environment in which where it lives.

Monday, April 2, 2018

TeaCup Chihuahua

 Chihuahuas were named after the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. These dogs are the smallest breed. There is an even smaller breed called the "teacup Chihuahua". I showed the kids how to draw the Chihuahua step by step using this instruction sheep I created. We started with simple shape, then line, then form, then detail, emphasis and color. We used pencil to start, then sharpie to outline, then crayons to color and water tempera to paint. Students were taught how to draw a cup for the Chihuahua or how to dress the dog as though it was at a Mexican Fiesta ( wearing a sombrero, pancho, ruffle dress or flowers in the hair.

 Draw and outline.
 Color with crayons

Paint with water tempera cakes. 

Mrs. Bluhm's 2st grade dogs
Julia, Tim, Charlotte,
Jerrell, Fernanda & Sam
Greyson, Mia, Diego, Chloe,
Sebas, Addison, Kyler & Jalelx

Mrs. Hudeck's 1st grade dogs
Alex, Laina, Avery, Phinley, Trey,
Zayd, Jacob, Hudson, NoName & Connor.

Isabel in Baylor's Kinder class

Mrs. Wycopen's kinder class
Joaquin, Jordan,
Vivian & Savannah
Fortner Kinder dogs
Romina, Daniel,
Owen & Matthew
 Max (from Fortner kinder)

Mrs. Tores's 1st graders
Lillian, Masiyah, Logan,
Nicole, Bailee & Grace

Mexican Radial Mirror


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hot Fish Cool Sea

Danielle Voyles 7th grade

 8th period/ 6th grade
Carol, Hunter, Davis, 
Natalie, Grayson and Jeremiah 

1st period Art 
Jorja, Laine, River, 
Kaitlyn, Fransisco and jaylee

3rd Period 
Kelly, Mason, Valerie, 
Milo, Jarezi, Nathalie and Elizabeth

4th period 
Braylee, Josilen, Miayah, 
Lovella. Emmily and Victoria
5th period
Maleighna, Caroline, Carie,
Mikayla, Destinee, Olivia,
Stephanie, Addyson & Brielle

Mrs. Clouse/Rivera's 4th grade class 2018

Valery, Jett, Sophia, Miya,
Patch, NoName, Carter & Bradley
 This lesson is perfect for teaching cool and warm colors, complimentary colors, monochromatic colors, space, line, shape and form,
It's perfect for wrapping up the knowledge acquired from the school year all in one lesson.

---------------PRACTICE FISH-------------
I have kids start wit SHAPES. 
Here are some basic shapes to begin with for 4 fish. 
Add Detail, LINES to make TEXTURE on the fish. 

Here are three examples I made while showing classes how to do the fish from the 4 basic shapes. 
See how different they turn out when you change the details?

Draw lightly wit a pencil to get in the basic shapes and details.
Then go over the finished product darker or use marker. 
Draw light...... then go darker or use a marker. 

Get this poster here!

4th Period Art I Practicing
Danielle and Mikayla

                                                       Danielle Voyles Practice 97th grade)
we are using warm paper because it stands out!
We want out main fish to grab your attention. 
(pick red, orange, yellow or pink).
 Transfer images onto warm colored paper.
Try your best to FILL UP THE SPACE of the paper so that you can get better details, outline without messing up the details and so that these warm fish will be EMPHASIZED more with the bold outline.
They are the stars of this show, because they are in the FOREGROUND. 
  After you transfer the practice ideas to the final HOT/WARM with pencil,
  outline all pencil with a black marker (including details). 
Use a darker shade of crayon/colored pencil to add shading and a white crayon to add highlights.
(see phases below) 

(above, teacher example and 7th grader Daniel Voyles) 

when deciding what color to use for your shading, 
find the HUE (color) of your paper and pick the matching SHADE.

 This is how it will end up.

Students drawing on Warm paper, outlining, shading and highlighting. 
James, Olivia and Myah

Get this poster here... 

Before you start on the water, you need to understand depth and space. 
When things are closer to you in the water, they are more bold and  clearly defined. 
As they go back further from you, they become less defined (lighter and more blurry) 
This picture is a great representation of this element of art. 
FOREGROUND - closest layer. This layer is usually most colorful, most defined 
and has the biggest objects because it is closest. 
MIDDLEGROUD - middle layer. This layer usually gets less colorful, less defined 
and has medium sized objects 
BACKGROUND- back layer. This layer is the most dull, barley defined
and has the smallest objects because it is furthest away 

Then, using a cool colored background paper, draw an underwater scene with sand and plants at bottom. To make the background appear realistic and deep, 
Outline objects closest to you with with black marker.
Outline the object further away with a darker than your paper marker (ex: dark green on green)
 You can use complimentary colors to really make the fish "POP" or be Emphasized on the scene.
Pick Blue, green or violet for the ocean. 
Cool colors tend to recede instead of pop out. 

Finished on light blue
Student Backgrounds. 
Fransisco (7), Grayson (6) and Danielle (7)

1. Draw the MIDDLE GROUND towards the bottom. 
Outline with black marker.
This layer is supposed to be clean and defined. 
 2. Shade with a like color from your paper color, 
highlight with a white. 
3. Draw the BACKGROUND with a pencil. 
Outline with the shade you used to shade the middle ground (NOT black).
This layer is supposed to appear far back and blurry. 


Cut out the fish you created on the hot paper, being careful not to cut off the outline. 
The outline helps POP the fish off of the paper. 
You can create the illusion of more fish by folding and cutting fish vertical down middle and 
glue them on the edges of the paper. 
This gives e 8 fish instead of four! and adds to the illusion of Space, 
as though the paper continues past what the viewer sees.
Do this with at least one of your fish. 

Have Fun!