Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Hundertwasser painted landscape M12

Carrie's lesson
Just a short session today as I had to take the class swimming after morning tea. 
We looked at the work of Hundertwasser and talked about his way of working with bright colour and repetitive shapes. The class were very interested in his architechture and noticed the organic shapes and inclusion of green spaces. 
They went on to draw their own Hundertwasser inspired landscape, which they painted in watercolour. Some of the class had time to add extra details in pencil or pen when their paint was dry.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Vases K7

Gretchen's lesson
5 year olds
Calendar art.

The children began by covering a small piece of paper with oil pastel. It had to be a very complete cover in order for the sgraffito to work. They painted black acrylic paint over the top. I added a little washing detergent to the paint so it wouldn't flake off.

While we were waiting for the paint to dry, the children trolled through magazines and cut out pictures of flowers.

The vases were sgraffitoed using kebab sticks, in patterns. The children glued the vase onto patterned paper and added the flowers. If there wasn't a stalk, they added one using ink.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Mola and Notan paper cuts. V1

 Gretchen's lesson
9 - 11 year olds.

Calendar art.
This is a similar lesson to yesterday's lesson about molas from Panama.
We had time in the afternoon to make nolan paper cuts. Similar to the work this morning in that it is all about cutting. Once again, I used an excellent You Tube clip which ran through the steps to make a notan.

Repeat Print on Geometric Shapes V3

 Carrie's lesson

The class started their calendar art by painting a background of geometric shapes. We talked about repeat patterns for printing and how this could be achieved. They used corresponding measurements on the sides of each print block to plan their design. Most of the class were really happy with what they had achieved today and loved the process.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Scraffito Koru Designs V5

Carrie's lesson

I introduced the class to the botanical photographs by Karl Blossfeldt, with an emphasis on koru/ spiral shapes. Using a resource sheet, the class had to come up with a design incorporating korus which was mirrored down the centre line. This was coloured with oil pastels with half of the design over painted black. After lunch they completed their designs using the scraffito technique, I heard one student say "its pretty satisfying scratching away paint" I encouraged the class to add extra detail on the scraffito side.

During the day the class also had an opportunity to work in clay. They designed and made either a medal or trophy for the current Olympics. I completely forgot to photograph these but they enjoyed working in clay.


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