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Thursday, July 18, 2013

June 24-28 Gallery

I finally uploaded photos from my June 24-28 art classes, they are AMAZING!!  Click on any of the following links to see them

Durer Rhino Images click HERE
Durer Insect Images click HERE
Durer chalk Hand click HERE
and for some amazing Self Portraits click HERE

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Drawing with Durer (June 10-14)

Catching lady bugs with my younger class was one of the highlights of my summer, as well as seeing the older class paint their portraits.  We focused on artist Albrecht Durer throughout the week.   It was broken down into the following projects:

Rhino Drawing
After drawing rhinoceroses based off of the description given to Albrecht Durer, (with a few additions of my own) students drew their renditions what they thought I was describing.  After I gave the clue about a horn being on the end of his nose, they pretty much figured it out.  For images of student work click HERE.  For more info on what I taught click HERE.

Insect Study
I read somewhere that if you lay a board in the dirt, the next day you will find bugs under it.  It didnt work.  Luckily, there were TONS of lady bugs perched on my daisies in the front yard that the kids loved carefully plucking them off of the flowers and bringing them into the classroom for closer study.  We talked about bugs, observed them with a magnifying glass, drew them and then painted one in water color.  For images of student work click HERE.  For more info on what I taught click HERE.

Chalk Hand Drawing
Students learned how to draw hands, then we drew them using the reductive method using chalk pastel.  For images of student work click HERE.  For more info on what I taught click HERE.

Self Portraits
Painting with acrylics can be tricky, or so I thought before my students amazed me with their ability to use it.  We discussed proportions of the human face, looked at photos of their faces then painted their faces onto canvas with acrylic.  This took two class periods.  For images of student work click HERE.  For more info on what I taught click HERE.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Figure Drawing from last month

After making stick figure flip books I went over proportions of the body and proportions of the face with the class. After that the students spent two classes working on Grid self portraits after looking at the artwork of Chuck Close.   The younger students finished their portraits in about 15 minutes so we spent the next class drawing the wooden figure with chalk.  For more on the details on what I taught click here.  For more images of student work click here.

Summer Art Classes Schedule

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stick Figure Flip Books

To begin figure drawing we made stick figure flip books

Friday, April 26, 2013

Shaving Cream Prints

Shaving cream + Food coloring

Things get a little wild when these two ingredients combine.  To see what was created click HERE.

To see how we made these click HERE

Monday, April 22, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Watercolor Flower

My favorite watercolor flower project!  For more info about this lesson click here

For images of student work click here

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

May Art Classes

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Figure Drawing: Students will work on a stick figure flip book, a figure proportion map, and a grid self portrait.   The artist we will be talking about is Chuck Close.

Ages 4-8   WEDNESDAY
May 1, 8, 15, 22  4:30-5:30       
4 Days $50    

Ages 9-12   THURSDAY
May 2, 9, 16, 23  4:30-5:30      
4 Days $50 

*there is no class the 5th week of May
To reserve your spot send me an email

Thank you!

Friday, April 5, 2013