Third grade artists learned about one-point perspective as a way to create the illusion of three-dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. We looked at street artist Julian Beever who creates fantastic chalk drawings that look very real. After we drew our shapes, we traced the corners back to our vanishing point with rulers, turning our 2-D shapes into 3-D forms. Lastly, we shaded these with ball point pens, creating value (range from light to dark) using a technique called crosshatching.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Kindergarten artists read the book The Lion and Rat, which we learned is a fable or a story with a lesson. Kindergarteners did a great job of figuring out the lesson behind this story. "The lesson is that litte friends can help big friends," one student said. We drew our lions by overlapping three circles. We added triangle teeth. We learned about pattern while making the mane. We also talked about the month of March--how it goes in 'like a lion and out like a lamb'.