Monday, 23 September 2013

Picasso Inspired Cubist Guitars - Ages 5-8



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.


Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings



Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings

I particularly like the contrast of the more organic background with the guitar's geometric shapes in this student's yellow artwork.


Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings



Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings

This student used her favourite colours of pink and purple instead of tints and shades for the background.



Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings



Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings



Art Intertwine-Picasso Inspired Guitar Paintings




Friday, 13 September 2013

Art Fun For Fridays - The Secret City


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'.






Monday, 9 September 2013

Summer Art Camp 2013 Sneak Peek


How did I spend my summer vacation?  Well, here's just a few of the amazing artworks my campers created this summer.







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