Sunday, 16 February 2014

Colour/Color Gradation painting with collage

 Painting light to dak on outside of vessels and opposite on inside of vessels.

First did tonal drawings using HB and 2B pencils.

Lesson idea from 'Arte e Scoula' blog.

Cut out painted shapes and glued onto collage created with torn newspapres.

Monday, 10 February 2014

The Art Circle

Drawings inspired by Rembrandt

I taught the children how to trace an outline of the Rembrandt drawing using carbon paper.

They then used the Rembrandt to observe how to add shading and texture.

to gain an understanding of creating depth and interest in the drawing.

Rembrandt managed to make the pencil marks look like the texture of the elephants skin!

Tropical fish and watercolour techniques


 We first did a set of x6 circles and filled them with different water colour techniques.

  1. wet on wet - bleeding
  2. wet on dry 
  3. colour gradation and blending
  4. dry onto wet
  5. blotting with dry tissue
  6. brushmarks

 Then we drew three large fish on watercolour paper. Added smaller fish and corals using references from books on natural forms.

Painted the tropical fish compositions using the watercolour techniques tried out in the first exercise.

Those that finished early did some shell paintings and drawings.