You can draw anything you can imagine! Welcome to my children's art class blog!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Sculpted Owls

Owls by Troy, Cassidy, Haven, Madeline and Holland

The kids enjoyed using "Air Dry Clay" to sculpt these owls. I learned a few lessons while doing this. I have done sculpting with clay, but it was years ago. I forgot a few rules like you really have to score the clay good to stick two seperate pieces together. Since I didn't have the kids do this, we lost several small pieces and had to glue them back on with hot glue. Oh well! The kids also enjoyed painting the owls with acrylic paint when they were dry.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dragons in Caves

Madeline

Troy

Cassidy

Holland
We enjoyed learning how to draw the anatomy of dragons and putting them in a cave environment! I love how everyone's dragons are unique!

Native American Petroglyphs

Holland

Haven

Cassidy

Madeline

Troy

Konner

Kevin

Mrs. Tenney
We learned about Native American Petroglyphs. We enjoyed carving into our own rock (craft metal covered in spray paint), to create a fun effect to create our own petroglyphs.

Pastel Planets

Planets by Konner and Haven

Planets by Kevin and Madeline

Planets by Holland and Troy
We learned a little more about spheres and how when they are lighted from different angles, they look different. We had fun making up our own imaginary solar systems with pastels.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

How to draw 3D shapes

Here is a tutorial I made on how to draw and shade 3D shapes- A Cone, A Cylinder, a Sphere and a Cube. Anyone is welcome to use it to learn how to draw for personal and non-commercial purposes.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Learning about Scale

Ember
Haven
Halle
Cassidy
Madeline
Kevin
Konner
Holland
Kevin
We did a spring art project and also learned about scale. Scale is how big an object is compared to another object. So I told the kids to draw large grass and flowers and a small spring object such as an Easter egg, a basket, a bunny or a chick (funny that they all chose Easter eggs or baskets- they are probably the most fun thing to draw). Then I wanted them to draw themselves much smaller than the object so it looks as if the object is huge. I told the kids they can do this with anything that they can dream up to make a fun "Surrealist" picture. For instance, they could draw themselves big walking over a small cityscape. Playing with scale if fun! Use your imagination and see what fun things you can come up with when you change scale in your art!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Shells on a Shelf

Cassidy
Ember
Haven
Madeline
Konner
Halle
Holland
Kevin
We learned about value- the lightness or darkness of a color, or gray. We learned how shading with different values can make a shape look three dimensional. We drew shelves and shaded them with dark, medium and light values. Then the kids looked at pictures of shells and drew them with sharpie markers. Then they glued the shells into the shelf pictures. Great job everyone!