Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Snowmen mandala

You need:
  1. white drawing sheet 

  2. compasses

  3. scissors 

  4. crayons or oil pastels 

  5. indian ink

  6. brush

Step 1.

This lesson is a variaton on 'Autumn leaves mandala'. Click the link for full description.

Focus in this lesson: make sure the snowmen are really coloured white with crayons or oil pastels, otherwise they will turn completely black with ink after step 2.

Step 2.
Crumple the picture into a ball. Make flat again. Paint the entire drawing with indian ink. Rinse the ink immediately after it in the sink and let the work dry. The ink will rest in the folds of the paper  and creates a great "antique" effect.
Made by a student of grade 3

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Golden Christmas

Made by a student of grade 6
You need:

  1. white drawing sheet 20 by 20 cm

  2. ruler

  3. pencil

  4. silver and gold marker

  5. black construction paper

  6. glue

Children divide their sheet with ruler and pencil in 16 squares from 5 by 5 cm. In each square they draw a Christmas figure: tree, candy, snowman, skates, mitten, sock, candle etc. These figures have to be coloured , just like a checkerboard, with gold and silver marker.  Paste the drawing on a black sheet.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gingerbread man printing lesson

You need:
  1. two pieces of linoleum 10 x 10 cm

  2. lino knife

  3. block printing ink

  4. flat piece of plexiglass

  5. linoleum roller

  6. white sheets

  7. lino press

  8. scissors, glue

  9. coloured paper

Draw a gingerbread cookie on both pieces of linoleum. Cut away the outlines of the first linoleum, and the background of the second one. Print in one or two (Christmas) colours and paste on coloured paper.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter scenes

You need:

  1. styrofoam

  2. pencil

  3. block printing ink

  4. paint roller

  5. flat piece of plexiglass

  6. coloured paper

Explain the principle of printing. Why is it that people started to print texts and pictures?

Draw a winter scene with a pencil on the styrofoam. Squeeze out “toothpaste” amount of ink on plexiglass. Roll ink out. The ink is ready when lines appear. Ink should look wet.

Put the styrofoam on a newspaper. Roll one colour ink onto the foam, working quickly to cover all areas. Lay a sheet on top of foam and press with a flat hand. Take away the sheet and your print is ready. Let dry and cut it with about 1 cm around. Paste one or more prints on a white sheet. Decorate the frame with fingerprints.

Made by students of grade 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

House in cubist style

By a student of grade 4

You need:
  1. drawing paper A4 size

  2. colour markers

  3. pencil

  4. ruler

Draw a house simplified house with windows and a door. Add one or two trees. Divide the sheet in with three horizontal and three vertical lines. Colour the surfaces with four different coloured markers.