Firat we did a directed drawing. They could choose green or black paper and we used oil pastels to draw over the main pencil drawing. I had them color in heavily and when done, outline with black. The kids did a great job. I was so pleased with their results I had to post them all. These should be nice pictures for their parents to display for the Christmas season.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
A World-couldn't find the Big Purple) and all the other drawing books I have collected at rummages, used book stores, thrift shops and Amazon over the years.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Aboriginal art. I used some of the ideas from that lesson for this one.
Chuck Close etc.)
Chuck Close etc.)
Viper picture is by Daughter W.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
After kind of a rough arrival, JDS never stopped moving. He was standing by 6 months and walking by 7 months. I figured if I kept him alive past two it would be a miracle.
He loved the farm and helping Dad. Forking hay to the cattle was a favorite pasttime. (Bouwman Farm we rented for 5 years near Mom and Dad's)
His best friends were Nathan, Holly, his brother and little sister.
Happy birthday charming son with the million dollar smile who can cook a mean meal.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
here at We Heart Art. To begin, each student needs a black marker, a square sheet of paper and a straight edge (ruler or cardboard) that is longer than the width of the paper. Start by making 6 intersecting lines across the paper much as you would cut a pie or draw a spiderweb. Save yourself some trouble and show them how to intersect each line in the exact same spot in the middle before they start. I told them to put a tiny dot in the center and make sure every cross line hit it exactly. It can help to show them how to start their pen on the center dot and draw along the straight edge away from the dot toward each opposite direction. Check as they draw to be sure they understand this concept or you will be having some sad students and lots of frustration.
Now, in every other "pie wedge", have the children make spaced, curved lines (like smiley faces) from the point to the edge of the paper. About 4 or 5 should fill the spaces well. Have students choose one marker and color in every other curve in each pie piece with it. Do not let them fill in curves in the empty pie wedges yet. Too confusing!!!!! When they are totally done coloring their first color in the curved wedges, have them add curved lines to the remaining wedge sections. These lines should curve the opposite of the first lines. They can now choose a second color marker and fill in every other curved space of the remaining wedges.
Three examples by W. and two of her best buddies, Sidney and Hannah.