Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"What did you do this summer?"

"Bathing at Asnieres"
"Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte"
Welcome back to Art! 3rd, 4th and 5th grade artists are currently working on story-telling with their Artwork. They are drawing their favorite memory from this past summer, using George Seurat's paintings "Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte" and "Bathing at Asnieres" as inspiration. We talked about how Seurat's paintings were, at first, considered offensive because they showed common people doing common things--like swimming in a river and laying on a beach.
Seurat created a sense of depth in his paintings by establishing a very clear foreground, middle ground and background. We are doing the same thing with our drawings by drawing the foreground objects very large, the middle ground is drawn medium-sized and the back ground details are drawn very small. We finished our drawings in marker and colored pencil.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Welcome back to school everyone! I am looking forward to a great 2nd year teaching art at Holmes! I've got some really great projects planned. I hope everyone had a great summer--mine was very enjoyable! I spent lots of time with my family. My three-year-old son could spend all day swinging on our new swing set, and our nine-month-old is crawling everywhere. We spent a few weeks in the Upper Peninsula hiking, swimming and hanging out. I also worked as a photographer, shooting lots of weddings and high school senior portraits.
See you in the Art Room!
Mr. Kristofer