Monday, September 26, 2011

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is a beloved writer and illustrator. He has a unique technique where he prepares tissue paper painted with implied texture and then, when he wants to design a character, her cuts out various parts of the animal or insect and glues them together. We chose either a character from his books or created a new one from our imagination. This is a very advanced lesson because it is drawn, cut out, traced and then cut out again. Good job everyone!

Monet's Water Lilies

Monet painted dozens of ponds with lilies. We looked at many of them and created our own. We used a technique that creates that heavy impressionist like strokes from artist chalk and white acrylic paint. See for yourself how these young artists mimicked Monet style. They are very beautiful!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Modigliani Sculptures

Wow! These kids worked hard last week. We talked about Modigliani and how he elongated his noses and heads in his sculptures. They created their own maquettes with paper, tape and then wire and more tape. They then covered the maquette in clay and created facial features. They did this all in an hour and they turned out very cool. See for yourself!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Aluminum Foil Etchings

First of all, I'd like to apologize about posting a 'copper foil' project and then delivering an aluminum foil project. It has been years since I did this art lesson and had no idea art stores stopped selling copper foil. We still had a fabulous lesson. The students were intrigued with drawing on the aluminum and then washing over it with indian ink. We the let it dry a touch and then buffed it out. They turned out very cool. The students drew from an array of succulent plants.