Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Baroque King/Queen Playing Cards 6th grade

This was a project we ended the year with in 6th grade. We were studying Rembrandt in the Baroque period.

When the students were finished their portraits, they worked on designing their own playing card.

The first step was to draw a queen, King, Jack, or Joker on one half of the tagboard card.

We used a rectangle template for the outline. I provided pics of Queens and kings as well as playing cards for inspiration.

We used tracing paper with a pencil to copy one half of the card and then flip the tracing paper over and redraw over the pencil lines to transfer an identical figure on the other half of the card.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Monochromatic Portraits in 6th Grade

Sixth grade is learning about monochromatic color mixing. Each student chooses one color to complete their portrait in.

A Value strip must be completed with pencil and  tempera paint of their chosen color. We practice mixing the colors together.

First step is to add the white (lightest color) and darkest color.

I took a digital photo of each student with a hat of their choice. We learned about Rembrandt and how he used shading in his paintings.

Here are some finished works.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Color Theory Practice- 4th grade

Creating Collage for our Printing Book

Douglas County Art Show

El Greco Baroque Dramatic Acting -6th gradeW

We are studying about the dramatic style of El Greco.

The class is divided into 5 groups and each given a painting and characters to act out.

The students are given 8 minutes to figure out who is each person in the painting and to get into their position.

The Burial of Count Ortega

This is a fun way to learn about art. Students must freeze in the painting positions while the rest of the class sketches at their desk.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

4th grade self portraits

We began our self portraits after viewing some Portraits of American painters. We viewed several portraits of Washington and one of Paul Revere.

Acrylic Abstract Action Painting