Students worked with charcoal to make texture and create a range of value on their owls. They highlighted the eyes and background by using oil pastel.
I love all the unique owl personalities. Hoot! Hoot!
Students learned about symmetry, balance, and design by creating tiki masks out of pastel, glue, and construction paper. They began by tracing over design with glue neatly and evenly.
After waiting 24 hours for the glue to dry, they filled in the spaces around the lines with oil and chalk pastel. The oil pastel was used for the smaller areas and the chalk pastel filled the bigger spaces.
They all have such vibrant and amazing personalities! Just like the artists who made them.
For our first painting project this semester in Exploratory Art students examined the artwork of Gustav Klimt. We talked about the use of pattern, shape, and repetition in "Tree of Life." Students created their own trees, which were to be connected to their life. The trees came out so lively and vibrant. It was incredible to see the differences considering we were all looking at the same painting!
We began by painting the base and branches, using lots of swirls and motion. After it dried, students filled in the tree and background with colorful, repetitive patterns.
The last step of the project was tracing around and highlighting the details with metallic sharpies and pens to make the paintings POP! They turned out rather lovely-- don't you think Klimt would be impressed?