This was in preparation for an art project I did with the grade 7s. I found this very fun project online here. It was a very fun project that even those kids who struggle with realistic drawing could do well at!
I was going to be doing a project with the grade 7s on South African artist, Peter Clarke. In my google lead research, I discovered another British Peter Clarke who was also an artist! He works primarily in collage and I really liked his stuff! I decided to do an art project based around Clarke (British Clarke) with my grade 4s! Here is my own example I could show them.
This was done in preperation for a nice project I did with my grade 3s. We began by learning about the colours before choosing 3 and doing the abstract background in paint. I then played a game like pictionary on the board where I just drew the outline. Through this I tought them about silhouettes. They had to imagine they were on a journey. They needed to include their vehicle, where they were going and what would be there to greet them.
For mine I sailed on a boat to an island and I was met by a hippopota-moose!
This was done in preperation for a school project with my grade 4s. They loved it! I began by teaching them about silhouettes and explaining what a Mandala is. I then gave them an outline of an elephant. They had to stick this onto cardboard and cut it out. They were given a page full of examples of elephant mandalas and were asked to decorate their elephants! They had to include an eye and an ear.
I taught my grade 5s about the eye and how it works (I showed them a pinhole camera and used this to explain). They first had to copy a process to draw a generic eye. They then had to realistically draw their own eye in pencil. They coloured the iris/ face with watercolour. I lastly taught them about the Mauri art of Ta Moko tattooing and we used dye to decorate our faces!
We had just finished drawing the human eye and I thought it might be quite fun to follow this up with the way that our eyes/ mouths etc. move to express emotion. I thought the class could come up with little stylized faces for themselves and then do what I did below!
I did this in preparation for a lesson where the class were going to make a rock into a hero/creature. An idea I got from this page: http://www.rockthoughts.com/
I didn’t really know Klimt until recently. As soon as I discovered him however I knew I had to make a project around him!
As an art teacher I’m privileged to be able to try all the projects that I give the kids to do! This was one based around Picasso’s Peace Dove. I got this idea from a post on Pinterest.