Tulips

This week we painted a colorful still life of a vase with tulips. Using the comparative method of drawing, the students drew the vase and tulips on canvases and painted them with acrylic paint. Lovely!

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Seahorse

Using the sight-size method of drawing at the easels, the kids drew seahorses in pencil on paper.  Then they drew more fish and coral and used oil pastels to create a colorful underwater scene!  Awesome!

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Fruit Bowl

Last week in art class, we talked about the color wheel and how to mix the primary colors to create the secondary colors.  Then the students drew a fruit bowl still life comparatively on canvas paper.  With acrylic paint, they painted their colorful still life.  Excellent!  Scroll through the slideshow for more photos.

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Self-Portraits

People can be difficult to draw, but the students did a great job drawing their self-portraits!  First we talked about and practiced drawing the basic proportions of the face.  Then the students used their knowledge of face proportions and looked in a mirror to draw their self-portrait with graphite on watercolor paper.  They painted their self-portraits with watercolor paint and they looked fantastic!

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Tropical Fish

This week in art class, the students used the sight-size method of drawing at the easels to draw tropical fish and coral in white pastel pencil on black paper.  Then they colored their tropical underwater scenes with oil pastels.  Stunning!

 

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Butterfly

This week we drew beautiful butterflies! The students used the sight-size method of drawing at the easels to draw a butterfly in white pastel pencil on black paper. Then they used oil pastels to finish their beautifully colored butterflies. Stunning! Scroll through the slideshow to see the finished butterfly.

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Robin

We can’t wait until spring! Last week in art class, the students drew a robin in pencil on drawing paper. Then they transferred their drawings onto heavier watercolor paper and painted their drawings with colorful watercolor paint. Great job!

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Dragonflies

This week in art class we drew dragonflies! The students used the sight-size method of drawing at the easels to draw two dragonflies in graphite on white paper. Then they transferred their drawings onto watercolor paper and painted their dragonflies in watercolor paint. Lovely! Scroll through the slideshow to see the student artwork.

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Moonlit Snow Scene

This week we found inspiration in the winter weather and painted a moonlit snow scene. Using the comparative method of drawing, the students drew the winter landscape on canvas boards and painted them with acrylic paint. Cool!

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