This week the focus is on line and pattern and creating balance in an art work. The Picassos are tasked to think about their use of space and implement skills like overlapping (Overlapping Birds) to create a piece of art that is interesting and pleasing to the eye!
Of course the colours they choose to use also impact on the overall feel of the final picture and so we threw our minds back to our colour wheel and the warm and cool colour spectrum.
A lot went into this little plant pot... and I think it shows :)
The Doodlebugs also painted the Fatel Razack to commemorate Indian Arrival Day. We talked about how many different types of people make up our beautiful rainbow nation... and why and how we all came to live in Trinidad.
They looked at pictures of the real Fatel Razack and then we got down to painting the ocean, sky and the boat on top! Take a look at our paintings :)
We're still exploring the history of Indian Arrival Day today so my Tuesday Picassos painted the Fatel Razack :) See the main post here.
A bit of history in the art room this afternoon to commemorate Indian Arrival Day. This video is actually only the first part of a seven part series that I think was quite well done and an engaging way for the children to grasp some of our nation's important past.
After taking in this short clip they took a look at pictures of the Fatel Razak and started drawing it out. Then they painted using tempera paints :) They worked on getting the ocean to look extra 'treacherous'... I think they did a fabulous job!
This cute little project is another way of introducing the Doodlebugs to the concept of turning shapes and lines into recognizable objects. They got to choose between drawing a greyhound and a bull dog and they all got a head template to start them off. This makes sure we don't end up with teeny tiny dogs that are really difficult to paint.
They followed along drawing the dogs and then put on crowns and got down to painting!
Take a look at our precious pooches :P
What do you know about elephants? After today... quite a bit!
Before I started the video I handed out a sheet with a few quiz questions...
What is the average weight of an elephant?
What does an elephant eat?
The Picassos had to jot down the answers while they listened... this ensures everyone is paying attention!
After we shared what we knew about elephants and they saw just how cool these enormous animals really are we jumped into drawing our subject.
When the drawing was finished they were painted using tempera paints.
Thursday Picassos take on the Elephant Painting!
Yet another fun way to practice the colour wheel! This one involves using pre-drawn circles that have been separated into the colour wheel segments and basic directed line drawing :)
They painted in the colours on the colour wheel, of course mixing the secondary colours as well. The colour wheel became the clown's tummy and they traced a smaller circle above it for the head, drew in arms and legs etc.
The Doodlebugs are great at adding in the details at this point. They drew in facial features, hair, hats, the whole shabang! Then they started putting in coloured squiggles that actually looks a lot like confetti at a circus... They came up with that on their own.
Class was down to just these few Doodlebugs today because we had to move to Friday this week because of the power outage.
Thursday Picassos put their spin on the city skyline project ;) See the main post here.
This was a fun project that focused on creating seamless colour gradations.
First the Picassos painted the gradations ,which really can be simple for some and not so simple for others. Next they sketched a city skyline on black construction paper to mimic a silhouette and cut it out. The black paper city was then stuck on the horizon line of the page. For this we looked at pictures of Port-of-Spain's waterfront and talked about the shapes of the buildings and they got down to sketching out their building silhouettes.
I also pointed out that we were using warm colours for the sky and cool colours for the sea!
Stunning results from my Picassos! Good job kiddos :)
Thursday Picassos get to 'surprise' their moms with a lovely portrait too :) Hi moms... I know you're peeking!
If you want to see Tuesday kiddos you can find them here.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)