Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Maui Catches the Sun. R7

Gretchen's Lesson


6 and 7 year olds

I took this lesson with a similar class recently. The process is explained here.
When I asked the children which part of the day did they enjoy the most, the majority said they liked making the sun. Most said the most difficult part was to make the rope. I'd agree as several children found it hard to twist the wool.

Observational drawings of leaves.
Koru practices.


The sun with kore designs.

Ink drawings of Maui


Adding tissue rays to the sun.

Twisting the rope.
















Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Geometric print project V4

Carrie's lesson
After some observational drawing to start the day, we talked about creating
 a painting of geometric shapes with the use of a compass and ruler. I encouraged
the children to use bold bright colours to create contrast with the printed image.


 I showed the children some of the designs from V1 to give them an idea of how the prints designs could link and repeat. They grasped this concept well and went on to produce their own repeat print.
They used a polystyrene print block with waterbased printing ink.
















Crayon Etching V5


Gretchen's lesson


9 and 10 year olds.


The children began by drawing an observation of a native animal. I encouraged detail, variation of line and strong contrast...dark and light.



They prepared one half of an A3 folded page with layers of crayon, beginning with the lightest colour.
They had to do this thoroughly, or their etching would suffer.
They drew their observational drawing on the outside of the folded page (crayon layers on the inside.)This was marking into their wax crayon page and leaving a lovely line drawing next to the crayon page.

Once they had finished drawing over their picture, they opened out the A3 page. There was a line drawing into their wax page, which they used to recreate their picture by scratching away at the crayon with sticks.


 














Monday, 20 June 2016

Rocket design M13

 Gretchen's lesson

The space theme lives on.
I have taken this lesson several times. It has been requested by teachers, children and parents. I think it has been because it allows children to personalise their art effectively.

The other lessons like this one...m10.-m11.-m14.-m12.


Each space craft has an interior.





It may surprise you to know that these three boys sat next to one another.


I'm not sure why the cat theme snuck in so many times today.







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