Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One Painting on Glass, teen class

We painted on glass. This process needed planning. We drew the design on tracing paper and traced the back side on the back of the glass with marker. Then painted on that same side taking care to keep track of what color will be painted on top of the other colors. Turn it over and pop it in a frame to see the design. I oversimplified the process here, but you should get the general idea. And I also only got to photograph one of them. We tried to keep a winter, stylized Santa theme.

Poinsettia Flowers in Acrylic, ages 7 - 9

We have done some projects that I did not get to photograph. But I did get this one before our short break.
See you in 2012!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Watercolor Humingbirds, ages 7 - 12

We looked at examples of Tiffany Glass windows and talked about how the glass has different color variations in each piece of glass. Using a wet on wet watercolor technique the students were able to get the same feeling. They also used black marker to separate each section.

and one snow flower!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Faces and Angles, teen class

We looked at some examples of abstract faces with angles and shapes. Then the students picked a subject and added angles. We talked about lighting, focal points, directions.... Each student took it to their own place, all so different and successful.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Action Figures- ages 9-12

We talked about different ways to show action and looked at some magazines for some people in action poses. Then we talked about how an image coming out of the background can also show more action.
18 x 25 bristol with oil pastel and marker.

Treasure Maps, age 7-12

We looked at treasure maps and listed some elements that we could use on a map. Then the students made up a place, put some obstacles and landmarks in and led us to the treasure.
18x36 brown paper and marker

Fantasy Bird Posters, ages 8, 9

This is a fun project. We looked at books of birds and realized that some birds look like they were made up! The feathers, beaks, bills.... so many different kinds. So the students took what they saw and made up their own fantasy birds. They also learned about background, middle ground and for ground and picked an area to place their birds.  18x24 inch acrylic paint