Wow, This past semester of painting and drawing studios have been spectacular! Ive been wanting to blog about these for so long, but with the new family member, baby Sibella, coming to the studio each day at 2 mon. I have been playing catch up.
This semester our 8-13yrs Drawing and Painting focused on, Chalk Pastel Animals, Marcus Oakley Zentangle Watercolor collage, Quartered Self Portraits and Pop Art Perspectives.
Chalk Pastel Animals;
Little Artists worked from an animal photo of choice found on the web or in a National Geographic Magazine while in studio. Artists learned blending, blocking and layering techniques with the colorful chalk to give their animal depth and highlights and texture. We took a few days to focus on these techniques first with drawing parrots and owls.
Marcus Oakley Zentangle Watercolor ;
Little Artists created a Zentangle watercolor landscape collage with a foreground, middle and background. Their designs of flowers, trees, people, buildings, monsters, animals were inspired by graphic artist and illustrator, Marcus Oakley and focus on bright color, proportion, shape repetition, and line/pattern. Artists learned a lot about the difficulties of layout and layering!
Quartered Self Portraits;
Little Artists in this Drawing and Painting class learned techniques on how to draw their self-portrait on an 18 x 24 piece of quality paper using an expressive photograph taken of them in class. Quartering their paper into 4 equal sections they used colored pencils, watercolor, chalk pastels and oil pastels to complete each of the four sections. The hardest goal was getting the shading correct so that each section matched the next!
Pop Art Perspectives;
Little Artists learned about the Pop Art artist, Roy Lichtenstein as well as drawing 3-D objects. Artists chose their subject from objects found in the room or a favorite object from home stuffy, soda, book, crayon box, lego structure, food etc. Drawings were drawn on large paper then "printed" with dots by hand using ink and rubber erasers and colored pencils to simulate Roy Lichtensteins comic art.
-sorry blurred, camera settings were off. :0
See You at the Next Studio!