Drawing, painting and 3D art work
In April we will continue to work on drawing skills, revisit proportions of the human figure and head, so we can incorporate more people in our artwork, and make one 3D project.
We will start with a warm up drawing exercise that will act as a segway to our “Start with a Circle” lesson in May. Children will be asked to following simple drawing instructions to create an abstract picture using different kinds of lines and shapes. Then we will work on the 3D drawing skills and shading lesson plan (below) from the 2nd week of April.
Goals / Objectives: Students learn and apply the basic fundamentals of still life drawing as they create an original compositions using found objects.
Lesson Description: Art elements and principles of Design: line, value, space, balance & emphasis
Value – how dark or light a hue is
Space – positive space is the actual object, while negative space is the space surrounding it
Balance – symmetry (symmetrical or asymmetrical)
Emphasis – what draws your attention in the piece
Inference – to suggest something without really saying it
Imaginative – creative and original
Items to choose from: soft toys, legos, fruit, boiled eggs, jars, boxes, books, our 3D figures in motion, etc.
1st week of April
Students will finish their Figure in Action 3D sculptures with gesso and paint.
I will take pictures of the kids “making their best silly face, or showing an extreme emotion,” while they are finishing up their 3D sculptures. They are to include their hands near their faces in the photos.
I will demonstrate drawing the features step by step, using proportion and ratio of the human head before they start to draw.
Children will be encouraged to look in the mirror at their own faces, and use the photos, while they draw.