Monday, August 9, 2010
This is another fun version of circle paintings... 2-3 students gather around and paint around a center circle as it gets bigger and bigger. Then you connect the circles together with dots. The idea came from artist and teacher Hiep Nguyen....
The little girl who painted this is only 6 years old!
I sketched the drawing on the canvas and she painted in the colors.
Reflecting on the scripture... "The Word of God stands forever."
~This students painted this vibrant flower.
We finished the summer with inspiration from Wassily Kandinsky.
Starting with a 2' X 3' canvas we divided the canvas
evenly into 4"X4" squares and then let each student paint in their
own circle design. When we were done we all had fun picking
out our favorite squares. You never get tired of looking at this! It is awesome!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Okay this is so cool...one of my favorite assignments.
This is Realism. And really hard to accomplish. First to
enjoy painting you start with doing lots and lots of abstracts.
So one of our last assignments of the year was giving the
students the opportunity to paint realistic paintings.
I can't wait to see this one finished! Doesn't this
look fun! Hopefully she will bring the finished painting
in to class and I can add it to the blog.
Inspired by the artist Wassily Kandinsky we painted our own circle paintings
for our last project of the summer.
We took a break and had lunch...no we did not paint Sarah's tongue
and she did not lick a Smurf!
She had an airhead candy that was blue! Haha!
We each painted circles on each others canvas...creating our own special design
and then trading and painting on each others canvas.
The result was beautiful and a great way to remember our time
together this summer. Can you tell whose squares are whose?
When we put all our paintings close together they looked really cool.
This would be a fun project to do for a birthday party or end of
the year project. You can do one large piece that everyone works on
(which I will upload and show you how amazing this looks) or you
can do small pieces so everyone has one to take home.
Working on the butterfly paintings. We started with the background and then sketched templates on construction paper (just like you used to do to cut out hearts by folding a piece of paper in half and drawing half a heart and then cutting it out and having a perfectly symmetrical heart) we folded our construction paper and sketched out half a butterfly (or moth) and then cut it out. When we opened the paper we had a symmetrical outline for our paintings. We traced around our patterns and then painted in the details.
Sarah and Carly did an amazing job! Great work girls!
Then we outlined everything with black Sharpie so everything