Friday, 28 March 2014

Art Fun For Fridays - Warhol's World


For today's bit of art fun check out this animated quiz game from Queensland Art Gallery about the early life, career, and art of Andy Warhol.  The game consists of 4 capsules: Warhol's childhood, his career as a commercial artist, the silver factory and Andy as a superstar.  My only complaint with the game is that you can't skip parts or go back and forth between the capsules.
 
Click HERE to play Warhol's World.





Andy Warhol In His Silver Factory
all images copyright Queensland Art Gallery



Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Picasso Inspired Roosters Part 2


 Below are more of the oil pastel rooster drawings that both my younger and older students created.

Click HERE to view the rest.


Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters




Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters







Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters





Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters

 I love how this student added a small barn in the lower right.



Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters




Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters





Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters





Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters







Saturday, 22 March 2014

Manga Drawing Printables

Recently I was subbing for a grade 7 art class that was beginning a unit on cartooning.  As an additional element I decided to introduce a mini lesson on manga.  I used chibi as an introduction, rather than regular manga drawing styles, since chibi are simplified small child-like versions of manga characters.  I found the handout below from the deviantart group the mini chibi club.  The original had some inappropriate elements on it for middle school students that I removed. 


Art Intertwine - Chibi Printable


I also created this short manga version of the classic cartoon emotions chart to emphasise the exaggerated facial expressions that are used in manga and other cartooning styles.


Art Intertwine - Manga Expressions





Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Quick Draw Example - Create a Creature



I found this photo I took awhile ago, and it always brings a smile to my face.  As a quick drawing activity I invited my younger students to create a creature by combining the parts of different animals, i.e. the head of an alligator with the body of an ostrich.  Most of the kids combined 2 or 3, but one 5 year old student went all out.  If I remember correctly her drawing below combines the body of a tiger, the head of a horse, the antlers of a deer, the feet of a pig, the tail of an elephant, the hands of a human, and the wings of a dragonfly.  Also, the creature with the smaller wings was a baby who is flying with its mother. 

Just an awesome example of a kid's creativity!


Art Intertwine -Combining Animals Drawing



Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Picasso Inspired Oil Pastel Roosters



Here are a few of my students' oil pastel drawings.  I did these with both my younger and older students so the ages range from 5-12.   These artworks were created as part of a larger Picasso themed unit.  I originally was inspired by this lesson HERE but wanted to do it on a smaller scale.  We started by looking at Picasso's Le Coq.  I emphasized to the kids that their roosters should look fantastical and a bit weird by pointing out the variety of colour that Picasso used in his artwork and that his rooster doesn't look entirely realistic.  I then had them start with a step by step pencil drawing before using the oil pastels.  To finish their drawings they outlined their roosters in black oil pastels.  This activity was a huge hit with the kids and I was really happy that the end results were so varied and unique.




Our Inspiration




Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters




Picasso Pastel Roosters




Art Intertwine - Picasso Inspired Roosters





Picasso Pastel Roosters




Picasso Pastel Roosters





Picasso Pastel Roosters





Picasso Pastel Roosters



For more examples click HERE





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