Thursday, September 30, 2010

Patterned Names

We talked about patterns, what they are and how to use them. 
Each student created a pattern using their names and thing they liked. 
Done with marker on 10 x 30 inch illustration board.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Some of the students worked on observation, value and color choices.

First they did value drawings using cross hatching marks.

Then they did contour drawings with solid values.

Then they did contour drawings (again, 4 times!) on watercolor paper.
The first one was a value painting. The second one was done only using two colors.
The last two we will finish in class this week.
Stay tuned!



The last two on the bottom were done in watercolor again.
One was done using any colors to get a realistic effect. The last one was to use unexpected colors...
We then critiqued and talked about the different color options we have to choose from.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Stories and Patterns

Back for a new school year and for our first project the students chose a story/fairytale or rhyme and listed some key elements of the story. They used the elements in patterns to help tell the story.  Done in markers on 16 x 20 inch paper.