Friday, October 21, 2011
Friday Art Feature
I'm back with my Friday Art Feature. I've missed it the past week or two. We were finishing up our Falling Leaves project, which took a bit longer than I would've liked. But this week we started fresh on a brand new project.
Here is our completed Falling Leaves bulletin board ..
LOVE it! But I did realize my students were in need of a few more drawing lessons before we started our next art project (those are some ... interesting ... looking trees).
A Faithful Attempt, I was super excited to start this week's art - Glue Line Pumpkins. But this time we started with learning how to sketch a pumpkin. We did a few rough sketches first before we moved on with our good copy. When we were satisfied with our sketches, we went over all our lines with white glue. After we left the glue to dry overnight, we traced around the glue lines with an extra fine black sharpie (or waterproof marker).
Then, we broke our the water colours. Believe it or not, this was the first time some of my students had used water colours. We talked about how to make the pumpkins appear more 3D by making the centre a little lighter than the sides of the pumpkins. The students got really good at mixing the colours and playing with the colour technique. About half my class has finished so far, but I couldn't wait to hang them, so I started on the bulletin board right away, even though I still have some space for a couple more.
Here are a few up close examples ... they look even better in person ...
I LOVE my art bulletin board so much, I couldn't bear to take down the old art to put up the new art. My solution ... add a second art bulletin board!!! ;)