Thursday, 21 May 2015

Camouflaged Tigers R8

6 year olds.
Another calm, productive day. The children have been to the zoo recently. Hence the subject.
They drew tigers in pencil, using photographs for inspiration. 
They drew the tiger larger, in black and white crayon. 
They cut it out beautifully. I was impressed with their skill.
They added orange dye.

 They ripped long strips from magazines, that resembled jungle colours. They stuck them onto a large piece of paper to resemble long grass. We talked about camouflage. They put their tiger on the grass, then added a few blades in front of the tiger.

The final touch was to add little insects that they would find in the grass. I gave them little white pieces of paper that were sticky, to draw their bugs on.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Perspective Names V1

Another art lesson we ran out of time for. Only half the class completed their work. But this class has a lovely home teacher who is going to follow through with the completion. Yay.

8 and 9 year olds.
I introduced the following words and meanings, with the children's help.

Perspective, horizon, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, vanishing point and parallel.

The practice.
The children began by drawing boxes above, on and below the horizon, then drawing lines to a vanishing point from each corner of the boxes.
The next concept was the most difficult to grasp...drawing a parallel line to indicate the rear of each box. Lots of demonstrating happened at this point.

Their art.
They made block letters for their names, above and below their horizon. They put a vanishing point on their horizon and turned their letters into 3D letters.

We went on to discuss analogous, complimentary and triad colour harmonies. They chose one to paint their names with.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Armatures. Day 2. V6

9 and 10 year olds.
This is day two of wire armature figure making. And we're not there yet.
Take a look at what we did on day one.    armature-figures-v6.

It was a furiously busy day. 3 o'clock came around very quickly.
Several of the children had obviously given some thought to what they wanted their figures to look like and had brought extra bits and pieces from home.
I helped those who asked for support or advice, but there were children who I didn't interact with during the day. They were very self reliant and focussed.

I have found an excellent way to make the figures stand up, on a arty website called Accessart.
They have made little plinths using plaster of Paris.
This will happen next time the class comes to art.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Animals K7

Adding water colour paint

observational drawing
Drawing with markers

Drawings in Indian ink

Attaching the picture to the frame

New Entrants (5 years old)
Another day of jungle animal art. The children experienced a range of mediums. Drawing with pencil, markers and sticks dipped in ink. They used collage for frames and paint for colour.


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