Thursday, November 18, 2010

Veggies and Fruit Pictures


Thanksgiving two of the projects my class creates is with color copies of vegetables.

Color printable pages

Downloadable images

Project Examples:


Two Projects:

How are you Peeling creating paper collage creatures.


Self Portrait in the style of Giuseppe Arcimoldo collage.

*I stop the video at the 2 min. mark, due to the last two paintings.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bob Ross time


Ok, Winter is coming and the painting of pine trees. I do a painting lesson with my middle school by working with the fan brush. In 6th grade I introduce the pine tree. Before this they have used the fan brush to create grass and fun little things with the fan brush. It s a favorite, but  only get them out  every once in awhile.

I play this video for  6-8 grade about how to create a fan brush pine tree.  For 6th grade it’s an introduction and for the 7th & 8th a review.

We start winter landscapes at the end of November. If I didn’t, with all the Christmas stuff going on they would never get them done by Christmas.

6th grade creates a basic tempera paint pine tree landscape painting.

7th grade creates a 4 piece card set the theme is pine trees done in four different ways. Choices  4 different art materials, colors or seasons.

8th pushes a little farther and creates an acrylic  winter scene, they may choose a pine tree calendar page to work from and a 4x4” canvas.

They love these as Christmas gifts.