We talked about how different types of lines can give us a different feeling in our art projects. Curved lines are softer and friendlier. Jagged and angled lines can give a threatening feeling, feeling of height...
The students used their knowledge of lines and made some pretty creepy watercolor and ink houses.
The students made up an action hero and made a fun poster. The heros were so creative. From cat girl, to pet hero, to lawn mower man... Then we made them into wire/pipe cleaner figures stapled to painted wooden bases. I am so sorry that I did not photo the posters. The students did a great job. But the wire figures are just as nice!
This was a fun project we did in the student, teen and friday classes. Such a bright project to do as the days are getting shorter. Here are just a few of the examples showing nice texture and color transitions. Acrylic on 11x14 inch wrapped canvas.
This is the advanced teen final pumpkin paintings using only red, yellow ochre, black and white acrylic paint on 10x14 canvas board. Yes, only 4 colors! It is a great lesson in really looking at values and color mixing without the distraction of many other colors. Please read below to see how they got to this level.
my 4 x 5 inch example
They started with a simple pencil drawing
and then did 2 small 5x7 inch value paintings.
They looked at the light bouncing back from the white table cloth, shadows and light direction...
There is a wonderful difference between the first and second painting.
The subject is more familiar so you can notice more of the light in the second painting.