For the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about Gustav Klimt, the Viennese artist famous for his Art Nouveau paintings of women. Klimt used lots of pattern and lots of gold in his paintings. We began this project by reading Klimt and his Cat. Then we drew our ladies on colored paper. We […]
We had a great time today in the Wednesday K-2 class creating these patterned cats inspired by Gustav Klimt. We began by reading Klimt and His Cat by Berenice Capalti. This story is told from the perspective of Kilimt’s cat, Katze. We drew the cats together on black paper with white oil pastel. Staring with […]
I love this group of owls! We started painting realistic snowy owls last week. However, this week, I shared pictures of exotic owls with bright colors. I let them choose whether to complete their owls in realistic colors or let the exotic owl inspire bright colors. I love all the variety!
I has been awhile since my 6th grade and up class did any drawing from life. I decided to have them work on contour drawings of shoes. We warmed up by doing blind contour drawings. This is when you draw an object while looking at the object the whole time and never looking at your […]
Oh my goodness! These snowy owls are so cute! This was a really challenging project for my K-2 group. We did the snowy background first and then painted the owls on the still wet papers. Some followed me doing a directed drawing on the white board, and a few brave souls drew from photographs. Because […]
I really love the work of Marc Chagall. I was fortunate enough to see his work in person in Mexico City years ago. They are absolutely magical! If you haven’t seen his work here is a link. My 3rd-5th grade groups made some “dreamscapes” based on the works of Marc Chagall. We began by reading […]