Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rollercoaster fun







You need:


  1. oil pastels

  2. drawing sheet

  3. watercolour paint

  4. brush

  5. jar with water


After a school trip to an amusement park, these drawings were made. The goal was to draw what you liked most in the park and make sure you're part of the drawing.

Coloured with oil pastel and then painted with a brush and watercolour paint.








Made by styudents of grade 4

Friday, April 19, 2013

Melted clocks, Salvador Dalí





Made by students of grade 4





You need:


  1. clay

  2. clay plate

  3. clay roller

  4. knife

  5. glaze

  6. brush


More information about Salvador Dalí, see the lesson High legged elephant in the style of Salvador Dali.



Look at the painting The persistance of memory of Salvador Dali. You can read about this artwork on Wikipedia. Discuss the melted clocks and the symbolism.









Students make a melted clock of clay, like Dalí painted in his artwork. Roll sthin strips of clay for the numbers and hands of the clock.









Bake the clocks in a clay oven and glaze them. Bake again.



Thanks to Willem Wienholts 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Starry night, like Vincent van Gogh








Artworks made by students of grade 4





You need:


  1. rectangular canvas

  2. acrylic paint

  3. brushes

  4. color page Starry Night





      Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch post impressionistic painter. His work falls under the Post-Impressionism. When he starts painting, he paints ordinary people like poor farmers who do heavy work. The colours of his paintings are dark (The Potato Eaters).

      He moved to Paris and is impressed by the work of French painters: light and colours are the important things in their work. Van Gogh exchanged the darker colours for brighter colours. The painter Pissaro learns him to paint like the impressionists. Van Gogh changes the dots into stripes.

      After two years in Paris, Van Gogh moved to southern France, where he paints orchards and cornfields.

      In the garden of the hospital in Arles, where he's treated for his depressions, he paints his most beautiful and famous artworks: Starry Night. In 1890 Van Gogh commits suicide.













      Show images of Van Gogh's artworks on the digital board, including Starry Night. Discuss these works: bright colours, litte dashes next to each other in stead of mixed coloures. 




      The students use a colouring sheet of Starry Night to draw on their canvas. This has to be painted like Van Gogh did: short brushstrokes (lift your brush always if you have put a dash)! Do not mix the colours, but put two colours simultaneously on your brush to get the Van Gogh effect. The key is: do not paint like you always do, make little dashes!

      Note: when using acrylics - rinse your brushe is okay, but be sure to dry that brush! The paint is the best when it is used undiluted.