Monday, July 12, 2010

More Summer School

Kindergarden again? Well... they like their picture taken.

I try to incorporate lessons that they are suppose to learn, like the seasons.

They traced their hand and arm for the tree trunk and branches, then used their fingers to paint the leaves gently on the tree by "tickling" the paper. (Which must be stressed, ha ha)

I usually like to do this project in the fall with orange and yellow leaves, but this was summer school and adaptable.

I like how different they all turn out, just like each one of them.

Summer School

I couldn't resist posting a couple of assignments my students did in summer school.
The kindergardeners learned about patterns and tried to do an A-B pattern around their paper creating a border using geometric shapes of their choice.

Then they were to draw a fruit bowl.

When they were done, they got to use "real" fruit (apples, oranges, carrots, etc.) to stamp fruit into the bowl with paint.

I do this project after we talk about geometric shapes, then introduce organic shapes and texture.

They turn out adorable. One of my favorite projects for the little kids.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Till We Meet Again

Time for a break.
Art classes are over for the year and we will return with the new school year.
Time for baseball, soccer and sunshine. Thanks for your support.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wild Things

I gave the subject "Wild Things" to the kids to use an Eric Carle technique with. We've got a ground "Scorpion" a gun blasting "Monster"and a crazy "Tenny". Beth is showing her "Evil Flower". Who knew there were such creatures?
Students came up with a design/drawing then transfered it to another piece of paper by cutting out tissue paper for the color and gluing it. Then, finishing it off by tracing the original lines with a sharpie marker.
There are lots of "Wild Things" out there, I couldn't wait to post this project.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Summer Class

I haven't taken my camera to class the last few weeks and I could kick myself. I thought I'd better save face by putting up something I have done. I wanted to learn from someone I admire, this is after Sergie Bongart. I love his work and ended up enjoying the process. What a lesson in color.
I'll try to keep the camera handy to take pictures of your children's work. We only have a couple more months till summer break.

Oil Painting Class for Beginners
in June
Monday and Wednesday from 4-6:00 pm
Limited space

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Just for Fun

Simple lessons can be packed with information. Take this picture for example, the kids are drawing a profile of a face and the also a face looking straight on. They are also learning about temperature, the blue/purple side is cool like the moon and the yellow/orange side is warm like the sun.
I have also discovered the joy of "watercolor" pencils. The kids color the picture and then we get out the paint brushes and water. When your done it looks like watercolor. It's perfect for days when the kids want to paint but the teacher doesn't feel like getting out all the paint and cleaning up a bunch of palettes. :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

February 2010 cont.

I can't keep the "Pencil-Pacers" down they are busy, busy, busy.
They just finished up this positive/negative project that looks easier than it actually is. 
Ages 8-12

The younger class did a Valentines Day inspired project of a flower bouquet filled with heart shaped flowers. We learned in a past lesson how to create things we see out of simple shapes, like the circle, square, triangle, etc. We used the heart shape for these flowers. They also learned how to use overlapping shapes to create interest and design.
Ages 6-8
Aren't these pictures adorable? 

February 2010

This is what we've been working on in class lately. This project was fun for the kids. They took half a picture and completed the other side on their own.
Here are a couple of completed projects from the "Class-with-No-Name".
 Ages 13-16
The younger class did the same assignment and met the challenge.
Ages 8-12

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January Update

Look who FINALLY finished his animal picture!!!!

We've added new classes. One whole class just happens to consist of girls, seven to be exact. Last week we talked about the primary colors and how they create all the other colors. This week they did a couple of projects with chalk pastels and we got pretty messy but had a good time doing it.

The "Pencil Pacers" started the year with a Mark Chagall inspired project. They had to use their imaginations for this one.
1) They had to put themselves flying or in the sky of the picture. 2) They had to have a landscape in the picture. 3) They had to have at least one building structure.
Here's the end result.

Our "No-Name" class (Yes, that is what they chose to call themselves.) is working on a "Coffee Stain" project. I hope to have pictures of them on the next post. Soon I hope to have samples from the adult oil painting class too.

We've got quite a group of enthusiastic artists. Thanks for your support of the arts!