Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What;s under the bed???

First and Second grade artists read the book "What's under the BED?" which was written and illustrated by Joe Fenton. We talked about creating a drawing with a foreground, middleground and background. We then drew a room with a bed in the middleground, windows in the background and students chose to something in their room and put that in the foreground of their drawing. We drew ourselves in bed, under the covers and under the bed...We drew monsters!!!
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Still Life Drawings

3rd, 4th and 5th grade artists spent their last classes in art learning about still lives. A still life is a drawing that is created by carefully focusing all of your attention on the object that you are drawing. We talked about drawing being a skill that EVERYONE can learn, if you practice certain things. One of these important things to practice is simply seeing. We looked at our empty pop cans and we found simple shapes, like ovals and rectangles. We lightly sketched these shapes onto our paper. We also tried to plan our drawings so that they were proportionate by making the can the right height and by making the labels the right size.
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