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Cartooning at the Hope Center


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Our first event at the Willard Hope Center this fall was a program introducing the students to drawing cartoons using basic shapes.

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Student members used many basic shapes to create fun cartoons with pencils.

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Students enjoyed exploring shapes to create funny cartoons.

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Students started with pencil.

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Then they refined their drawings and added color with marker and colored pencil.

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Here are some examples of their work.

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Compass art


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Wednesday afternoon art students have been exploring the compass as an art tool.

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Students have been learning how basic math concepts of division and geometry are also art terms and concepts used in creating designs.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the compass and how all of the circles work together to create an image.

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This is a great project for students to see the link between art and math skills.

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Students used lots of concentration as they explored creating various sizes of repeating circles.

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This project really stretched the students to see a new way of creating art through the use of tools from the math world as well as the art world.

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Everyone was thrilled with their accomplishments in exploring compass art.

Drawing Lab -Week 1


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Drawing Lab began last week with a session of exploration and imagination.

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Using lines and scribbles as a beginning point participants were looking to have fun with the drawing experience…following the creative trail on its imaginative journey.

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Curious images appeared from various collaborations.

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Simple tools were used as a fun time of creative exploration was embarked upon.  Wish you could have joined in the fun…maybe next time!

Drawing with triangles!


The home-school art class explored drawing and creating with a triangle this week.

With this week’s drawing lesson I broke the drawing down to it’s simplest components—squares, circles and triangles.

Today we focused on the triangle and how to add other shapes to the triangle.

Every young artists can draw a circle, a square or a triangle. And that’s all they need to know to be able to draw…anything!

Beginning with a simple shape the kids added shapes step by step to create several lively drawings.

I think the kids were amazed at what they could draw.

One moment you have a triangle—something anyone can draw—and the next, look what happened! It’s turned into a fantastic piece of art.

As you can see, the kids did an outstanding job in their drawing using a basic shape like the triangle. Where can they go from there? Wherever their artistic imagination will take them!