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



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