Posts Tagged by watecolor
|March 25, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
Third graders look closely at Laurel Burch’s cat paintings and use an oil pastel resist process to interpret a cat of their own. Next, color theory is studied, and they choose a color scheme for their painting. William did a great job of using red, orange and yellow to demonstrate his mastery of the color, and wet-in-wet technique to show he could rock the watercolor.
|March 1, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Second grade|
Second graders study the artwork of early abstract painter Paul Klee; in particular his Sinbad the Sailor painting. They talk about how Klee uses the design principal of pattern, how he separates foreground from background using warm and cool colors, and how he takes what could be a gory scene from mythology and gives it a playful appearance through the use of abstraction. Next, students make their own version of an abstracted Sinbad painting. Noah’s Sinbad seems to be quite the hot-rod, while still sporting Klee-esque pattern details and warm/cool color scheme.
|February 26, 2013||Posted by Cristy under Fourth Grade|
Orion used a gradated wet-in-wet technique to make that luminous backdrop for his intricate trees. The lacy texture is created with a light sprinkling of salt on the still-wet wash. How does that happen? I’m not sure! (Mrs. David??) When the wash had dried he used a wet-over-dry technique with two different brushes to render those intricate branch patterns. Lastly, he showed his mastery of value by lightening his tree color and painting another, higher in the picture plane. That’s called atmospheric perspective, and it gives a gorgeous sense of distance to this glowing and magical landscape.
|February 6, 2013||Posted by Cristy under First grade|
First Graders used oil pastel and transparent watercolor paint to create fish in their environment. Warm colors in the fish and cool colors in the ocean helped the fish to stand out. Grahm included fins, rays, teeth and texture to depict this small ocean hunter prowling his watery world.
|March 2, 2012||Posted by Cristy under Third Grade|
I stole this idea from somebody (Phyllis, maybe?) and boy, was it successful!
First I made a powerpoint of Laurel Burch’s cats over the years. We looked close at the rich colors and imaginative patterning and talked about the realistic/abstract qualities of her work. Then we got oil pastels (black or yellow. I think next year we’ll all use black) and I had them draw along with me. I started with eyes – I find that ensures a large enough size outcome in the end. Then we drew eyebrows which connected to the sides of the nose, and I let the kids take it from there. Before we painted we watched the” analogous” section from “Getting to Know Color in Art” and talked about warm/cool contrast and how to make analogous colors with watercolor. Finally I harped and harped about “Transparent!! Juicy!! Thin and see-through like Koolade!!” and helped kids to make puddles of transparent watercolor in the lids of the trays, painting wet into wet but never scrubbing thick paint out of the pans. Last thing was cutting out and gluing onto black backgrounds. This simple step totally made the difference between a pretty good looking display and one that’s gotten scads of positive attention from everybody that walks in our school. Definitely a keeper, this lesson!