With the horrible weather we've been having lately, a post about these artworks seemed appropriate. The paintings were done by my younger students (aged 5-8). Our inspiration was the British born artist Sybil Andrews. Andrews later moved to Canada, living and working on Vancouver Island which created a nice sense of connection for the kids. We looked at Andrews' The Gale for inspiration. This was also a great opportunity to learn a new word, and I heard many of the kids proudly inform their parents of the definition of a gale during pick up. Andrews artworks are primarily linocut prints, so to connect to this technique in their own art, as the final step in their artworks the students used stamps and various coloured inks to create the raindrops.
|Our Inspiration: The Gale|
|Andrews working in her Campbell River studio|
Its a bit hard to see since she didn't finish outlining, but in this artwork the student changed her person into a duck, because ducks like rain!
This student decided not to outline his raindrops, instead using the stamp to create a contrast between really big raindrops and light drizzle.