Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rad Bikes, 5th grade


The super rad Bike Paint by Christine Vineyard
 Positive and negative spaces, using viewfinders, and creating compositions are some of my favorite things to teach, and when I found the painting below on Pinterest, I knew this theme would be a hit for me and my students. Everyone has been successful and the results are all unique and interesting. We talked about the different media artists choose and how they affect the look of an artwork - for example, how Sharpie is so much easier to control than watercolor, yet watercolor can create a certain mood. We began with paper viewfinders and contour drawings of bike silhouettes. Here are some of our results:
















7 comments:

  1. Very very nice! I will certainly be borrowing this idea - can't think of a better subject matter either, it has appeal for everyone... Love it!

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  2. I really like these, thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. These are all just FABULOUS. Can hardly wait to get out those viewfinders. By the way, I was stopped at a traffic signal yesterday and glanced at the Splendid clothing store window. They had brightly colored overlapping bicycle wheels in their window display. I thought of your first post on this lesson. If I'd had my camera with me I think I might have hopped out of the car to take a photo for kids to see!!!

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  4. Just spectacular!! I just finished up an assignment with my 5th graders that was also inspired by a Pinterest find....will be blogging about it soon :)

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  5. very cool! great contrast of expressive color and controlled black positive shapes. all of my lessons that I have planned thru winter break are based on things i have pinned:)

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  6. Thank you Hope, I used this fabulous idea yesterday with a group of 7 year olds. I have linked the idea back to you of course.

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