I just wanted to share this awesome, fun, Wayne Thiebaud 'Make a Cake' activity/game! So fun and educational. It's from the National Gallery of Art where I purchased a relatively inexpensive Wayne Thiebaud Cakes print that I laminated with love :-) I posted the link under my Art Games! on my blog. Basically you click on the different options and then on the "cake views" to decorate your cake. You can even print it out!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
We looked at the very famous vegetable and fruit portraits of Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo! We pointed out all different kinds of vegetables and fruits that we recognized and what part of the face they formed. We also looked at all of the vegetables and fruits we would be coloring in and what kind of facial feature or part of our face they could possibly be used for. Also, we discovered different foods could be used for more than one type of facial feature and explored possibilities. The class also helped brainstorm some ideas for what you could make for the head, such as a whole watermelon and what would that look like, a tomatoe? A giant lemon, or lime?! Pear? Maybe an orange? Cherry?Chocolate chip cookie?! Pickle? Why not!?
We talked about coloring in and doing a quality job then using the other piece of drawing paper to choose what fruit or vegetable we wanted for our head and to make it GIANT stretching and making sure it fills up the whole page. Draw first, so you can erase, then color in nicely.
The next step is to cut out fruit and glue down. The foods that you don't use, you can choose to use those to fill in a face or overlap for hair or discard. Voila! Arcimboldo self portraits!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
|student work "Toy Story!"|
|Miss Oetken's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies with Degas' 'Star' dancer"|
William Wegman is famous for his almost humorous, playful photography, positioning his Weimaraners (the gray breed of dog) as the head and then having human bodies in playful poses. We decided to use this idea and create our own William Wegman dog art thanks to old "Cat Fancy", "Dog Fancy", Dogs for kids magazines and old cat/dog calendars Take a look!
|Egyptians taking a Pharoah mummy to the tomb|
|Knight in shining armor fighting off a dragon|
|Miss Oetken's Romeo and Juliet in her castle|
|Lord of the Rings!|
Monday, February 21, 2011
We just finished up learning about the famous artist and composer, Wassily Kandinsky.
We focused on his famous "Colour study: Squares with Concentric Circles". Our take on it was to make measurements and divide our cardstock into 8 sections. Then do a crayon resist by drawing rings leaving spaces inbetween the rings of crayon. We learned about watercolor techniques and used this exercise to learn about color mixing, proper use of the brush and learning how it's all about the water and not the paint. I encouraged using lots of different colors within the rings and background square color.
After using the crayon/watercolor resist technique, I thought about just using watercolor, acrylic with pearl medium and adding a 3-D effect after the watercolor had dried by gluing on different color rings of yarn.
Finally it brought me to my last approach, glue drawing and chalk pastels. Draw with pencil, trace over with white glue, let dry, and color in with colorful chalk pastel!
Wowsah! Check out those colors!