Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Van Gogh's Vases! 2nd Grade

I borrowed this fabulous lesson from Deep Space Sparkle...if you haven't visited this amazing art teacher's blog, you have to right now! http://www.deepspacesparkle.com/

Anyway, we created these van Gogh inspired vases with flowers. They are still a work in progress...but they are looking so nice, I had to post them. The students began their drawings with pencils and are now adding color with oil pastels. They are using the magical 'white oil pastel' to blend and add highlights on the petals of their flowers. We realized after we started that outlining everything with black first works better and gives you an interesting tone with the petal color mixes with the black outline.

Not finished yet...but great progress made today!

i love this detail...the textures are so great!

I love these exaggerated flowers from Larry

3rd Grade Art Club: Yarn Creations

So, my Friday group of 3rd graders is small..er, so we have been doing some experimental projects. Here is a 'yarn drawing' collaged into a painted environment. The lesson needs some tweaking, but I think they are turning out well!

Jonathan's Rocket Crayon flying through space

Luis's hand...reminds me of the Inside Out Boy

Valentine's Day!

Space Crab! We seem to have a theme...

Christeena's cute duck!