Monday, May 27, 2013

In the style of Ton Schulten




Made by a studenty of grade3



You need:


  1. drawing sheet A4 size

  2. tempera paint in red, yellow, blue and black

  3. brushes

  4. jar with water

  5. pencil 

  6. ruler


Ton Schulten (1938) is a Dutch painter living in Ootmarsum. After his work as a graphic designer, he decides in 1989 to try to make a living as a painter. His main inspiration is the open landscape of Twente (a part of Holland):  an open landscape divided in parts by hedges and hedgerows, looking like a stage with curtains.



Painting like Ton Schulten in lower classes can be done, but you have to keep it simple. Show artworks from Ton Schulten and discuss them.


  • his use of colours  

  • the 'curtains' on the sides

  • simple shapes

  • divided in rectangles



The students divide the sheet of drawing paper in 24 squares (4 by 6). With the primary colours yellow, red and blue and the mixed colours, they paint the squares. Each colour may be used just three times. If the work is dry, paint simple houses across the dividing lines with a small brush and black paint.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Shout it out, like Anwy Warhol




Made by a student of grade 6





You need:


  1. coloured paper 10 by 10 cm, four different colours

  2. crayons

  3. scissors 

  4. glue



Talk about Andy Warhol and his art. Show his artworks and discuss them. What is typical for Warhol?





Draw four identical mouths and colour them with crayons in the same colours as the four sheets. 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso






You need:


  1.  blue or brown construction paper A4 size

  2. oilpastel crayons

  3. white chalk pastel


Show some cubistic works of Picasso on the digital board. What do you see? What does the face look like? What happened with eyes and noses? From what point of view do you see the facial parts?






Artworks made by students of grade 6



Students draw with white chalk pastel a portrait in cubistic style. This means eyes or nose or mouth should be drawn from another point of view.

Divide face and hair in several parts. Colour them with oilpastels. Outline face, hair and facial parts with black. Outline the facial parts, face and hairline with black.