Homework: Find a picture of your inanimate (not living) object and a picture of your living object and bring them to class. These will be your references to draw from when we start the final Metamorphosis Drawing.
DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28TH – IF YOU DON’T HAVE THEM YOU WILL HAVE LCC EACH DAY WITH BOOKWORK TILL THEY ARE BROUGHT IN.
Metamorphosis in art is the transformation of one item into a similar shape that represents something else (excerpt from Reference.com).
The students will study the vibrant folk art bark painting of Mexico. After learning about pattern and repetition in bark painting, they will use brown paper and paint to create their own bark paintings.
Elements of Art
The Elements of Art are what artists use to create works of art – color, line, shape, form, and space. The students will create a work of art representing each of the Elements.
For this project each student finds a picture of any kind of animal from the Jungle to the Rain Forests. They’re pictures are then zoomed in and cropped to distort the image. Basically, the animal is only recognizable from the details, texture, and color. Using a grid the students will enlarge their image and then paint the images with Acrylic paint.
Parts of the face/Portraits
Drawing a portrait of someone is one of the trickiest things to do. So first we are focusing on the specific features of the face such as the mouth, eyes, nose, and ears. We will then begin to put these parts together to create a portrait. By practicing with non-specific (no one in particular) parts of the face and then combining them to create a face helps the student to understand when drawing a portrait of someone they know. That’s the next project!
We have started at Monochromatic Color Scheme artwork using pen and ink. We start with a grid drawn on our paper and then randomly color the boxes, 1×1 or 1×2, with different shades, tints and values of one color. After the painting has dried will outline the painted boxes with a variety of different borders using permanent ink pens.
This is a super fun project for middle elementary kids. We will practice drawing tropical birds using basic shapes. Next we draw one bird on watercolor paper including tree branches and leaves.
After the drawing is complete, use tempera paint to finish of the painting. And finally, the paintings are outlined with Sharpie.