Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Weaving M12

Gretchen's lesson.
7 year olds.

This is the second day of weaving for these children. In addition to the traditional weaving which was posted here, the children have made an Inuit God's eye.

Ari's weaving is clipped to the table which helps him.
Nadia giving Aimee a hand.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Drainpipes M14

Gretchen's lesson
7 and 8 year olds.

To understand and apply parallel and right angle lines to their work.
To understand and select a colour combination from complimentary, hot, cold or analogous colours.
To use charcoal to include shading, indicating a light source.

This is a repeat lesson. I took the same art day yesterday with a slightly younger group of children. The older children managed the charcoal shading a little better. drainpipes-m10.

The children are very absorbed by the challenge, some pushing the challenge further by adding extra details.

A interesting addition could be to get children to connect their work with a neighbour or two. They would need to jointly decide on a colour combination and work out where the pipes would connect at the sides.

These girls chose complimentary colours.

Alfie's adding the charcoal skilfully.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Drainpipes M10

Gretchen's Lesson
7 and 8 year olds

After an observational drawing warm up, I showed the children pictures of drainpipes, factory pipes, and scaffolding.

I asked the children to tape two pencils together so they could draw parallel lines on their page to represent pipes. They put their first pipe across their page, trying to make right angle turns. Subsequent pipes had to go under existing pipes. Challenging for some, but the results were impressive. 

On a larger piece of paper, after drawing a few pipes, they drew fatter pipes by taping a block between their pencils.

The children used cold or hot colours, analogous or complimentary colours on their pipes with water colour paint. They went over their pipes with a black marker after it had dried. We also had a try at adding charcoal shadows.


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