Archive for October, 2009

Homemade Scratch Art Pastel Landscapes

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Artwork by Annie Rogers Skill Level: 2-5 Time Frame: 45 min to 1 hr Goals: To understand the concepts of foreground, middle ground, and background in rendering landscapes. To learn how to blend, smooth, and layer oil pastels to create an interesting visual effect. Materials: 9 X 12 smooth finish heavyweight paper Black Sharpie Marker […]

Initial Illusion

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Artwork by Michelle Verrastro Level: 1-2 Time: 30- 40 minutes Goals: To understand the term symmetry. Symmetry can occur when “the parts of an image or object is organized so that one side duplicates, or mirrors, the other.” (Artlex.com) To discuss what the word “initial” means and to learn what their initials are. An initial […]

Animal Cube

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Artwork by Michelle Verrastro Level: 2-3 Time: 40-60 minutes Goals: To create a piece of art by drawing step-by-step inside several cubes provided. To gain skills in color shading. To learn how to draw animals or figures with the help of the Ed Emberly books. Materials: 8”x6” Drawing paper Colored pencils Ruler Pencil Sharpie-Colored or […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Artwork by Michelle Verrastro Level: 1-2 Time: 30 minutes Goals: To show symmetry by making each side of the paper correlate with what the other side looks like including color and line. To explore what it is like to look forward into our dreams and ambitions while also looking back at how each person has […]