We looked at examples of "painting with paper" and the textures we can create by cutting, glueing and curling paper. These were done with cut card stock on 16 x 20 inch mat board.
Again, an awesome job done by the students! We had a great week!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
My watercolor session began with some technique sampling with colorful leaves. We then used the techniques we learned on the birds below. Out of focus, loose backgrounds with a detailed bird. The students did a great job!
We talked about surrealism, how fun and goofy, the unexpected can be, and looked at some famous paintings by Dali... Then the students picked a theme and put some unexpected magazine cut outs in the environment. Lots of fun! Two students chose another project to do and did a great job with simple subjects and placement times three.
Today we talked about how in the past, before cameras, people had to draw to document things they saw, places they explored... We talked about botanical illustration, Audobon and explorers like Columbus, Louis and Clark... Then the students drew birds in oil pastel on 18x24 inch Canson Paper.