Monday, December 20, 2010

Monochromatic Paintings

We had a cool project with a monochromatic design. Ask your kids- hopefully they will remember: mono-one, chroma-color painting. We took our inspiration today from Pablo Picasso's 'blue period' where he painted for two years in all blue. We mixed different hues of one color and created a design with a stencil and lines. They did an AMAZING job!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Fimo Pens

The students had a great time this past week creating designs for their fimo covered pens. We started with polka dots and then the kids used their imaginations to do something they wanted to. They turned out beautiful. This clay is not easy to maneuver, but you wouldn't know it- they became little pros after about fifteen minutes. I wish I got more photos, but we were running late because of the bake time at the end. Thanks for your patience parents!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Van Gogh's Sunflowers

This past week we painted sunflowers inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. We talked about Vincent and his brother Theo, his impressionist technique and how he only sold one painting while he was alive. The kids were eager to paint and experiment with blending colors. The paintings turned out amazing and many of them will be given as gifts this Christmas. Good job! Don't miss Fimo pens and magnets this coming week. We'll have a blast