Students in the Wednesday afternoon art class recently explored the shamrock shape as a design project.
After cutting out their shamrock template, students traced the shape in a repeated pattern.
This required much focus and concentration from the students.
Students outlined their shapes with crayon.
The next step was to add texture to their shapes with a repeated pattern.
Everyone explored different types of textures on their shamrock shapes.
The next step was to add a wash of green watercolor paint over their design.
Finally students added a second wash of black watercolor paint to their images.
Everyone enjoyed the process of working with mixed media on this project.
Week 4 found the drawing lab group exploring a continuous line and how to incorporate this idea into drawing various subjects.
The artist Paul Klee said that “a line drawing is like taking a dot for a walk.” In this week’s lab we went for a walk, skipped a little and began to run.
A continuous line drawing is actually a very powerful way to create a piece that is both hard-edged and fluid, representational and abstract, rational and emotional all in one.
Known as unbroken line drawing, continuous line drawing or blind object drawing, the premise is that the pen, pencil or another easy writing instrument never leaves the paper until you are done.
To do this type of drawing you need a pencil or any writing element that offers a smooth, continuous line and a smooth, blank piece of paper. Choose something you want to draw such as a person, flower, fruit or whatever inspires you.
In the drawing lab we are trying to capture the essence of the object and the idea of movement.
The final part of this week’s exercise was to add color to the images we created.
Drawing Lab began last week with a session of exploration and imagination.
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.
Curious images appeared from various collaborations.
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!
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!