Friday, 22 November 2013
For this Friday have fun creating a comic strip at Make Beliefs Comix. An added bonus, you can print and email your finished comics.
The site also offers a ton of free printables, including art themed ones like the image below.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
I hope everyone had a spooktacular Halloween yesterday. This year I decided try going beyond just carving a jack-o-lantern, and ended up making a creepy spider along with a person (an unlucky trick or treater?) caught in the web. I was able to create everything using items that I already had laying around the house as well as some materials that would normally end up in the recycle bin. Overall I only had to spend a total of $2.50 on cobwebs! It was awesome to see trick or treaters taking pictures of everything and I've already started to think of ideas for next year.
Here are a few pics:
You can just barely make out the spider egg tucked in the rafters above the spider
You can see my big grinned jack-o-lantern in the background
Monday, 23 September 2013
I originally saw this lesson idea at Do Art! and thought it would be a great addition to the weeks when my art camp students created art inspired by Picasso. I talked about Picasso's Blue and Rose Periods, his use of musical instruments as a subject matter, and Cubism. When creating their drawings I also covered the different parts of an acoustic guitar. I then invited the kids to paint their guitars using a variety of tints and shades of one colour. I found that with my younger students, they lost the shapes of their guitar and Cubist background when they outlined their artworks at the end. This led to some being more organic-a very interesting 'mistake', but next time I would have the younger kids at least outline their guitars prior to painting.
I particularly like the contrast of the more organic background with the guitar's geometric shapes in this student's yellow artwork.
This student used her favourite colours of pink and purple instead of tints and shades for the background.
Friday, 13 September 2013
For this Friday its a bit of a stroll down memory lane.
I recently came across this video of a drawing tv show called The Secret City. I used to love watching this show as a kid, and have fond memories of re-creating many of the 'secret cities'.