Monday, October 28, 2013
First grade, tempera and collage, about 2 sessions
Painting the primary stripes which will become the popsicles
Next we mixed the primaries to make secondaries and created line patterns on our background sheets
Once we made orange, purple and green, we added white to make tints
Once all the papers were dry, we cut the popsicle shapes and glued it all together with sticks. The finishing touch was a white highlight to accentuate the reflective surface. Yum!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
This lesson focused on cropping a composition for a close-up point of view, as well as color mixing and visual texture - not to mention the beauty of nature and the majesty of animals!
Here, students are finding pics of animals and cropping them digitally, to use as observational drawing aids.
Next, once our thumbnail sketches and final designs were pencil drawn, we dove in to the tempera for our base layer, trying to mix colors for a more natural effect. The students wanted to do their details first, and to keep them on track, I gave them only larger brushes on the first painting day. The goal was to fill all the shapes and spaces with color, but no details or textures.
The next painting day, we had a drybrush and detailing demo and set to work creating visual textures.
Here are a few of our completed paintings - some are abstracted enough to really get your imaginations working!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Here are some exciting pics and previews that I can't seem to organize into posts, so here they are - the island of misfit pics! Enjoy!
A couple of 4th grade layered landscapes
Kindergarten colors and cutting for backgrounds...
Pristine paints... Let's admire them before they are destroyed :)
Painting primaries for "Popsicles"
4th grade iPad research for character collages... Can't wait to see these!
Leah's drawing for our school Holiday card
Shani's card design for the city of Johns Creek
An old piece I found in a file from my middle school teaching days, written by a special needs 8th grader - so sweet.