Thursday, June 5, 2014

Flowers in front of the windows

You need:

  1. coloured construction paper  

  2. tin foil (cut in pieces before lesson starts)

  3. strips of white paper, 2 cm 

  4. black  construction paper 

  5. white drawing sheets 

  6. tempera paint

  7. brushes

  8. scissors

  9. glue 

This lesson is about the flower pots you'll see in spring and summer.

The students get a large piece of oloured construction paper  for the background. Paste the window in the middle of it, with the white strips on it as a inner frame. Cut a pot from black paper. Draw and paint flowers on the white sheet. Cut them after drying with an edge of 1 cm. Paste them in front of the window. Paste the pot on the flowers. Decorate the pot with paint.

Source: Pinterest.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Johooo a dodo!!

Made by Neil, one of my students, who is very interested in the Mauritian dodo's.

He used markers and colour pencils  for this artwork. Thanks Neil!

Funny birds like James Rizzi

I came across this great lesson for our first graders on Deep Space Sparkle. What a fun our students had, making these cute little birds in the style of James Rizzi!

James Rizzi was born in 1950 in Brooklyn. He studied art in Florida (Gainesville), where he started experimenting with printing, painting and sculpting. Rizzi’s work often shows his birthplace New York. His paintings look sometimes childishly naive, with the bright colours and brilliant gaiety. In the art press Rizzi is often described as "Urban Primitive Artist '. Rizzi himself says he is influenced byzelf Picasso, Klee and Dubuffet.

Show some paintings of Rizzi and discuss the characteristics:

  • bright colours

  • no gradations within colours

  • evertything is outlined with a black marker

  • the artwork is full and busy

  • background is full and busy too

You need:

  1. white drawing sheets A4 size cut lengthwise

  2. markers

  3. scissors and glue

  4. blue cardboard A1 size for background

Discuss birds in Rizzi's artwork (google onRizzi + birds) and ask students if the typical Rizzi features are in the bird artworks too. 

The goal for this lesson: 

Use oilpastel to draw a bird just like Rizzi did. Use watercolour paint and paint the bird in one or two colours. Paint the background with several colours.

Artworks made by students of grade 1

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Sheep in the meadow

Made by a student of grade 2

You need:

  1. drawing sheet 

  2. tempera paint

  3. stippling brushes

  4. masking tape

  5. black and white construction paper

  6. glue

Make a fence on the sheet with masking tape. Draw a horizontal line above the fence. Stamp with different colours the meadow. Do not mix the paint. Stamp some spring flowers too.

Stamp the air in the same way with white and blue.

Remove the masking tape. Do this when the paint is still wet.

Cut some clouds for the body of the sheep out of a white sheet. Cut heads and feet out of black paper. Paste the sheep before the fence. Draw eyes and beak with white pencil.

Source: Artsonia. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Stacked birds


Made by students of grade 3/4

You need:

  1. drawing sheet 20 by 40 cm

  2. crayons

  3. liquid watercolour paint

  4. brushes

Inspirated by a picture on Pinterest.

Draw at least three birds sitting on eachothers back. The birds have to get smaller while getting higher. Colour with crayons.

Paint the background with liquid watercolour paint leaving an edge from about 1 cm. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

The best nest

  1. drawing sheet

  2. oilpastel

  3. liquid watercolour paint

  4. brushes

  5. 3D tape

The best nest for birds in winter is a colourful one! This birdhouse will protect birdies against snow and cold.

Students draw a birdhouse and colour it in with oil pastels. Perhaps there's also a  peanut pendulum on the house. Draw  snowflakes (white oil pastel) and also a layer of snow on the house.

Paint the background with liquid watercolor. Leave about 1 cm white on the edges for an extra winter look. Draw (or print) a bird on another piece of paper and cut it. Paste it in the house using 3D tape for a spatial effect (the pads that are used to create 3D cards).

Made by students of grade 1/2

Monday, January 13, 2014

Made by a student of grade 6

You need:

  1. drawing sheet 21 by 27 cm 

  2. ruler

  3. pencil

  4. colour pencils

  5. fine black marker 

Draw a grid from 3 by 3 cm. Trace a sourcer for a circle. Draw a tree and be sure the branches are within the cirle. Draw patterns in the the tree using a fine black marker. Colour the squares in the circle in warm colours, the squares outside the circle in cool colours. Be sure the difference between under and above the horizon line is visible.

Source: Tiny Artroom