Friday, September 27, 2013
Week 2: Mini lesson time! Intro to Drawing Materials( 1st-5th Grade)
This week I focused on letting the kids use their imagination with materials that are always available in the drawing center. I focused on stencils using pencils (lol!) and outlining with markers. By outlining, the students prepared their drawings for the color on the next day...watercolors! The first day I make a teacher example by combining various stencils to create a original drawing (the example on period was a kangeroo and baseball player). Then I ask that they add additional environments and details using their own ideas...Stencils by themselves do not seem that interesting, add your own artistic flair! The second class I introduced the UK contemporary artist named "Bansky" to show how modern art is incorporating stencils into public places. Check out his artwork at www.banksy.co.uk/!Finally, the students received a short intro to watercolor techniques, which they used to color the artworks...enjoy!