Sunday 19 April 2020

Mixed-Up Chameleons

Timeframe: 2 x 50 minute sessions
- Paper (A4 or A3)
- Lead Pencil
- Black Permanent Marker (or felt pen/sharpie)
- Oils pastels (or substitute with felt pens, crayons or coloured pencils)
- Ink - or diluted food dye or very diluted acrylic paint. (If you don’t have access to any of these, then substitute with felt pens, crayons or coloured pencils)

You Tube deomo Video HERE

Step 1:
Use the Drawing guide below to draw your chameleon with a lead pencil.

Step 2:
Outline your finished chameleon with a black permanent marker.

**Optional step**
Give your chameleon some quirky personality by adding some accessories!

Step 3:
Use oil pastels (or alternative) to colour your chameleon. Think about a colour scheme. It could be warm colours, cool colours, complimentary colours, rainbow colours etc. Use some browns and ‘earthy’ colours to colour your branch.

Step 4:
Add some simple patterns into your background.

Step 5:
Use inks (or an alternative) to colour your background.

Alternative Materials Approach:
As an alternative to inks and oil pastels, use any of the alternatives listed at the start of the lesson. If you have no colours available, make it into a detailed Black and White artwork instead. Focus on creating patterns either within the chameleons body or into the background.

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Giacometti Inspired Foil Figures

Timeframe: 2 x 50 minute sessions
Lead Pencil
Aluminium Foil
Colours (this could be paint, coloured pencils, crayons or felt tips)

This project is inspired by Italian artist, Alberto Giacometti.

Step 1: Use some aluminium foil to create a simple figure. It needs to be around 10-15cm tall. Take your paper and figure outside into a sunny area. Place your figure in the middle section of your paper, in such a way that it creates a shadow. Trace around your figure with a lead pencil.

Step 2:
Rotate your figure so that you create 3 or 4 versions of your figure, without them crossing over. Outline each figure and then colour them in black. Experiment with how you pose your figure into different positions.

Step 3:
Select a different colour for each figure (choose colours that you think will go well together). Draw 3 or 4 outlines around each figure. Each line should move out towards the edge of your paper. Colour in the first line with the darkest version of your chosen colour. Each line should get lighter as you go out.

Step 4:
If possible, cut around the outside line and mount your work onto a piece of black or coloured paper.