In art foundations class, we are now learning and using the principles of design. The principles of design are 'the how'--how we use the elements of art to organize our work. The first one we are focusing on is balance. There are 3 types of balance: symmetrical, asymmetrical and radial.
We will be using chalk, pastel or paint to create our own balanced artwork of a water reflection.
The art foundations class has been focusing on the elements of art. We just finished a unit for each of the elements. For the first unit, students created a photogram drawing with a variety of lines in the negative space.
The second unit focused on shapes by using letters and words as shapes.
The 3rd unit focused on texture. Students chose an animal, enlarged it with a grid and added real or implied texture.
Then students learned about color mixing by creating a color wheel, monochromatic value scale and mixed complementary scale.
We combined value and space by creating a close-up watercolor painting of a flower.
The last element of art we focused on was form. Students first practiced with pinch pots. After that, they built a 3D monster with clay.
We recently started a unit focusing on flowers and pastels. We looked at the artist, Georgia O'Keefe, and how she enlarges close-ups of flowers. Students practiced many different techniques using oil and chalk pastels. They chose a flower picture for their drawing and cropped it to make an interesting composition using the rule of 1/3's. We made a grid and enlarged the flower drawing onto big drawing paper. Now, students are working on the color blending with oil or chalk pastels.
Students have worked on a variety of drawings over the past weeks. They learned about contour lines and created a contour line drawing with a creative background.
They practiced with perspective and created 1 and 2 point perspective drawings.
Students learned how to draw using different value techniques. They also practiced drawing forms with value.
Students worked with value to create drawings of shoes and hands.
Students practiced facial features and drew a portrait of a famous person using value. Can you guess who these famous people are?
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.