Friday, 25 September 2015

Laurel Burch V6

9 and 10 year olds.

I have taken the same lesson as yesterday.  laurel-burch-m13.
 It was the second to last day of term (fatigue) and we had less time (whole school assembly) With this in mind, the efforts are Stirling.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Laurel Burch M13

7 and 8 year olds

Today we looked at Laurel Burch's artwork. We had a discussion about what was significant about her work. 

Things like colour combinations, black backgrounds, distinctive cat and dog faces, patterning, sizes etc. 

With this information in mind, the children tried out a few ideas on large pieces of paper. They used black crayons to avoid fussiness. 

When they had decided on the shapes they were happy with, they used crayons to draw their cats or dogs on white paper. They used tiny brushes and concentrated dye over their work to keep the colours strong. 

They cut out their animals, keeping a thin white edge, and stuck them onto black paper.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Vessels V4

9 and 10 year olds.

I displayed three vessels which the children drew in bold outlines, using black crayon. I asked them to draw each one a few times so they would be familiar with the shapes. 

They chalked the vessel shapes onto a piece of pastel paper, overlapping them as if they were transparent.

Hot and cold colours are applied using oil pastels.

They brushed indian ink all over the picture and washed it off under running water. We trialled leaving it on for a while. The ink became darker.

The effect if the ink is left to dry a bit before washing.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Our Super Powers M10

7 and 8 year olds

The children created images that represented their own super powers. They had a few key sentence starters such as "What does your super power allow you to do?" What special things do you wear?" etc.
They had a few practices which included using images and text. 

Their art was made using ink, kebab sticks then crayon and dye for the background. 

Friday, 18 September 2015

Trains K2

5 year olds.
The first day in the art room.

The children began by making an observational drawing of a feather. 

Observational drawing of a feather.

My new drying rack being used.

Practising drawing trains

We moved on and  had a discussion about old trains.  We talked about cow catchers, coal wagons, couplings, spokes, sleepers etc.

The children drew a large train using black wax crayons.

Drawing trains with ink and kebab sticks

Before morning tea, I gave the children kebab sticks and little tubs of black ink. They drew only the railway tracks, sleepers and stones that lie in between. 
Once this was dry (after morning tea) they used black pens to put the train on the tracks.
They coloured the trains with coloured pencils. I encouraged layering the colours to fill in the gaps and create original colours.

There is a wide range of abilities in the class. Every piece of art has its own special qualities.

Adding the colour


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