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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Pumpkins and Squash

This week we talked about how to mix colors using the 3 primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. Then we set up a colorful fall still life of pumpkins and squash. Using the comparative method of drawing and our observation skills, the students drew the still life on canvas boards and painted them with acrylic paint. Scroll through the slideshow for more pictures of their colorful paintings!

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Peacock

The colorful, elegant peacock was our focus in class this week.  After doing some drawings in our sketchbooks, we used our sight-size method of drawing to draw a peacock in graphite on white paper.  Then the students transferred their drawings onto shiny gold paper and colored their peacock drawings with vibrant, colorful Sharpie markers.  Lovely!  Scroll through the slideshow to see the students at work.

 

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Giraffes

This week we were on Safari! We’ve been talking about drawing the “line of motion” and “large shapes” in the animals we’ve been drawing. At the beginning of class, we practiced those techniques in our sketchbooks. Then we did more finished drawings using our sight-size method of drawing while working at the easels. This week we drew giraffes, colored them with colored pencils, and put a giraffe-print cardstock frame around the edges for a finish. Awesome!

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