Sunday, March 30, 2014

Middle and High School Students Work with Line

A while back, at the beginning of the semester, I wanted to focus on the element of Line with my HS and MS students. The assignment was to make a collage out of two colors using only lines. They were allowed to use any two colors they chose. Here are some of the best ones.

High School Student Ashley - she used 3 colors and I think it was a good choice!

High School Student Murat

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Kandinsky Watercolors Sing!

After studying Kandinsky's life and artistic process the elementary students got to work! I played Vivaldi's Four Seasons while they closed their eyes and tried to see colors and shapes in the music. They started by drawing what they saw. I gave them shapes to trace or they could draw freehand and then went over their pencil lines with Sharpies. In the next session I played the same music and they painted in their pictures with watercolors. The results are beautiful!