Saturday, 15 April 2017

Matisse inspired art by Jacqui's GG















Carrie's lesson 9-10 yr olds














We had a Matisse inspired day for the last day of term (Thursday). After reading 'Matisse The King of Colour' by Laurence Anholt, we used sticky back plastic to cut out and decorate a frame, thinking about the shapes Matisse used in his later works.

The work inside the frame was a dream or good memory the children remembered, and were encouraged to have a go with traditional pen and ink. This was to create contrast to the big bold colourful frames they had made. They all experimented with this but some chose a different medium for their final drawing.

For the students that had time, they went on to make a faux stained glass window using their own design, tissue paper and black paper. They were really inventive and responded well to few boundaries with this work.




















My computer is refusing to let me post these images the right way! Sorry.










Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter Eggs - Jarryd's GG

Gretchen's Lesson with 9 and 10 year olds.


 I have taken a similar lesson to yesterday. /easter-card-designs This is an older group of children, so I added a few more skills. They created a mirror image. The children folded their page and rubbed the back to transfer the image to the other side.


They coloured one group of eggs with primary and secondary colours. The mirror image of eggs were coloured using the complimentary colours of the first set of eggs.









Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Easter Card Designs R9

 Gretchen's lesson with 7 and 8 year olds


I was surprised how challenging this was for many of the children.

After our initial warm-up, making observational drawings of leaves, shells, seed pods etc, the children made an egg shaped template out of card. They traced around a round lid and added a curve at the top, creating an oval.





They used their template to make 2 or 3 over lapping egg shapes. They drew over the egg shape using white crayon. I gave them buff coloured paper so the white could be seen. They added pattern to their eggs, once again using the white crayon.


They outlined the white crayon with black vivid markers. This was the challenging part. The black lines had to be right on the edge of the white crayon and not cross over it. Once that was complete they could add colour to their Easter eggs using pastels.






Friday, 7 April 2017

Honey Bees. K4

 Gretchen's Lesson with 5 year olds.








Cutting out the honey bees.

Observational drawing.

Drawing the honey bee with vivids.

Painting the honey bee with watercolour paint.



Pencil sketches of honey bees.

Drawing the honey comb.
What a fabulous way to finish a day of art. Celeste's mum came in with easter biscuits which the children iced.



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