Thursday, 28 August 2014

Invented Vehicles K5

5 and 6 year olds.

We began the day drawing feathers. It's a calm beginning.

While the feathers were being drawn, I photographed each child "driving a car".

They cut themselves out.

 They placed the photo on their page and began a drawing of their dream vehicle in marker pen.

They had the opportunity to look at everyones work, part way through. It is a great way for the children to gather more ideas.
They painted their vehicles with water colour paint. I demonstrated how to apply two layers of paint for a smoother, darker finish.

During the second part of the day, They made a larger version using a rubbing for a background.

They went outside with crayons and brown paper to created them.

They drew the vehicles with black crayon and applied a wash of water colour paint so the crayon would still be visible.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Futuristic Cities V6

9 and 10 year olds.

The theme of today's art was futuristic cities. I asked if they had heard of the 'old school' cartoon show called The Jetsons. Many had. I showed them a few pictures from the show and discussed the futuristic elements.
They filled a page with drawings of offices, shops, schools, transportation etc from the future.

I showed the children part of an Australian art show called "Colour in your life" featuring an artist called Nicholas Broughton.  I focused on the way he draws foreground houses and then the houses behind with ease.

With this overlapping in mind, the children created their futuristic city using pen. The colour is pencil.

We had access to 4 iPads. The children created a record of what they were doing using the app Pic Collage. They had had experience with this app before. I will take their iPad presentation further, next time they come to me. I wasn't sure how much they knew or how well only 4 iPads would work.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Tissue Beetles K7

 5 year olds.

Today I repeated a variation on the art I took with a class last week, who are the same age.

Some children struggled a little, with the threading which make the border. As children completed their work, they became 'experts'. They went to help others who needed them. I asked them to show the children what to do, rather than do it for them. The experts feel special and the strugglers feel supported. Win, win.


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