I did a lot of discussion before starting this project with a Year1/2 group. We talked about the colours, shapes and the type of brush strokes used. They then used white, blue, yellow and black acrylic paint and painted onto black paper. I asked them to cover their entire paper with the swirly sky, moon and stars and not to worry about the 'tree' or houses in the foreground. In the next session they worked back into their drawings with oil pastels to add extra detail to their sky and add the 'tree' and buildings.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Originally got this idea from the fabulous Use Your Coloured Pencils blog (see link on my homepage). I've altered it slightly and just completed it with a group of Year 2/3's. After an initial panic that they wouldn't be able to draw the swimmer, they absolutely loved it!
On the first day, we created our marbled paper to use for the water and printed ‘bubbles’ on our background paper (using plastic lids and acrylic paint). The next two lessons were taken up with drawing and colouring the swimmer and painting little white reflections onto our ‘bubbles’. The final session involved cutting out the swimmer and assembling all the layers. The kids (and I!), were really proud of the final artworks.
Sunday, 19 February 2012
|Penguin Families using air dry clay and acrylic paint|
|Penguin in the Snow - using scrunched tissue paper on a penguin template, sponged acrylic paint and circles cut from doilies for the background.|
|Polar Bear Prints - bears printed using kitchen sponges cut into 'bear' shapes - cut out prints and add to a background that has been painted with blue ink and sprinkled with salt - sponge on white acrylic paint to create some ice.|
|1. Draw a variety of geometric shapes.|
|2. Colour each shape in a different way.|
|3. After covering your design with a black wax crayon, scratch shapes and designs back into it using a nail or a toothpick.|
Saturday, 18 February 2012
|A finished totem|