Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Fabulous Art (and a Thank-You, too)!
First of all, I'd like to say THANK-YOU!!! I'm totally feeling the love. My giveaway has helped me gain over 30 followers since Sunday. I've had a great response to my giveaway so far. In case you haven't heard, I'm giving away a one-year subscription to the Graphics Factory. Click here for more details, or see the post below.
Secondly, for the past two days, I've been unable to post a comment on any blog. I logged on to the blogger forum to report the problem, and found that many others were having the same problem. This afternoon I changed my internet browser to google chrome (free download), and my problems have vanished. Yay! I can post again!
OK, now for the real reason for today's post - Fabulous Art! We've been studying the Canadian artist, Ted Harrison, in class. Over the past few days, my students have been creating their own landscape masterpieces, in the style of Ted Harrison. First, the students divided their page into large areas, using mostly horizontal lines. The lines should be soft and fluid. The students then filled in these areas with pastels - use a different colour for each area. Remind students that colours should be vivid and bold. Then, students outlined each area with black puffy paint. (I highly recommend this step - it really made the colours "pop"). Lastly, we mounted the pictures on larger black construction paper and folded the corners of the paper to really give it a framed appearance. The students are so proud of these art projects - they are truly museum quality (at least we think so).