Monday, 15 September 2014

Happy International Dot Day!








Hope everyone is having an awesome time making their mark today.  
For more info on international dot day click HERE.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

More Dali Elephants & Surrealist Creatures


Here's the rest of the long legged elephants that my students created while learning about the art of Salvador Dali.  For info on how the students created these artworks and to see more examples click HERE.


Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants

I love that this elephant is riding a surfboard, and wearing a cape!



Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants




Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants




Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants




Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants





Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants





Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants

This artist created a very cool winged creature with not only long legs, but a tiny head on an enormous body.



Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants

 




Art Intertwine - Dali Elephants

This artist wasn't keen on creating an animal with long legs and instead decided to paint a giraffe floating on a flower.  I love the end result which reminds me of another of Dali's artworks, Meditative Rose.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

End of Summer 2014!

Whew!  September is here and I made it through another summer.  While most teachers are winding down for the summer, this is my busy time of the year where I teach week long art camps.  This year I had registration for every week, so I've been a bit preoccupied (hence my disappearing act since June).  With the summer now officially over and with the current teacher strike in BC I now have time to organize, sort through projects, and reflect on all the awesomeness that was this summer's art camps.

Just to give a quick preview, I decided to make these multi-coloured crayons as a take-away prize for my art campers this year.  These turned out so well, and I especially loved the copper and silver ones (3 in from the right and 5 down) .  Hope everyone had an awesome summer and are enjoying the start of the school year.


Art Intertwine - Homemade Multi-Colored Crayons




Friday, 13 June 2014

Art News - Google Street Art Project



To read the story click HERE


Just a quick post to share that Google has created a google maps type street view version specifically for graffiti and other street art.  One of the cool aspects of the project is that it offers a way to 'preserve' a form of art that is mostly ephemeral.

Click HERE to visit the Google Street Art Project site




Monday, 2 June 2014

Salvador Dali Inspired Elephants & Other Surrealist Creatures



Both my older and younger students created these paintings inspired by the art of Salvador Dali.  After looking at Dali's artworks and pointing out how giving the elephants long thin spidery legs makes them nonsensical, the students began their own artworks.  We started with a wash for our background, something that was new and exciting for a lot of them.  I demonstrated how to draw a Dali-style elephant, but also invited them to create their own long-limbed animals or creatures if they wished.  We finished by talking about scale and adding buildings, people, or other features, such as mountains, that are dwarfed by the large elephants.




Here are just a few of the resulting paintings:


Art Intertwine - Salvador Dali Elephants



I love the tail on this doom kitty, as well as the yellow glow from the house

Art Intertwine - Salvador Dali Elephants




This artist decided to paint the elephant riding a skateboard
Art Intertwine - Salvador Dali Elephants



Art Intertwine - Salvador Dali Elephants




These last ones were done by two girls who decided to create sabre-toothed tigers.  I love the tiny figure in the first and the falling snow and waves of ice in the second.


Art Intertwine - Salvador Dali Elephants




Art Intertwine - Salvador Dali Elephants



Friday, 23 May 2014

Mini Monkeys!



















 I made these with my older elementary students awhile back, but had forgotten about the pics until recently.  We made these stylized mini monkeys out of Sculpey clay.  The kids had been learning about the art of Canadian artist Emily Carr.  After talking about Carr's love of animals, especially her sidekick pet monkey Woo, we created our own mini monkeys.  The kids had such a blast, even creating back stories and personalities for their monkeys.  I took these pictures before the monkeys went into the oven to harden, which is why I have a not so lovely scratched baking sheet as a background.




Monkeys made from Sculpey




Art Intertwine - Emily Carr Monkeys

 This monkey comes with a coffee cup.



Art Intertwine - Emily Carr Monkeys



Art Intertwine - Emily Carr Monkeys
Very stylish bow-ties and mohawk hairdos



Emily Carr Monkeys




Emily Carr Monkeys





Art Intertwine - Emily Carr Monkeys

 A tired monkey with its blanket



Art Intertwine - Emily Carr Monkeys




Art Intertwine - Emily Carr Monkeys





Art Intertwine - Sculpey Monkeys


 The green monkey is chilling with a coconut drink and the monkey with the pink hair was called Professor Wiggles


Art Intertwine - Sculpey Monkeys


Art Intertwine - Sculpey Monkeys






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