This unit focuses on the art element color. Color is what we see when light reflects off a surface. Students also learned about the style of art, Cubism, and researched some artists like Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Juan Gris. Cubism is an art style where shapes are broken apart, there is little real perspective and there can be many different views of an object. Students brainstormed air and sea creatures for the inspiration of the painting. Then they practiced different ways of breaking up the space and creature. Can you tell what sea creatures they chose? We also practiced and used color gradations to create this painting.
In Drawing 2, we experimented with different art media to make a creative background. After making the background, we worked on drawing a self-portrait using an interesting view. The portrait was then drawn on the background using charcoal.
High school drawing and painting students created special portraits for children in Peru. We learned about poverty and challenges people face in this country. You can learn about Peru at this website.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.