The first graders continued their line practice this week when they created drawings that were inspired by the abstract faces of French artist Didier Triglia.
We started by reviewing the 3 things line can make from last week. Then I explained that we would be using line to make shapes and patterns again with this lesson, but there might not be movement involved. I introduced them to contour lines and we looked at how all the shapes in our rocket ship drawings from the week before used contour lines to outline them.
I shared a few of Didier's face images with the class and we talked about fiction and fantasy because his faces certainly don't look like "normal" faces:)
We identified the facial features that were present even though the face looked different. We also identified patterns and a little bit of movement.
We drew our faces together, with students free to make choices every part of the way, in terms of shapes and sizes. Once the drawing was completed I directed the students to make at least 3 lines thicker. I asked them to think about parts they wanted to stand out more. Students then added at least 3 patterns to their drawings as well.
Color choices were up to the students. I showed them how to create light and dark colors by pressing soft or hard.
So much character in these drawings!
April 22, 2013 is Earth day! To celebrate this day the 2nd/3rd grade class worked on a project that used a recycled object, a crushed, aluminum can. The cans and background were decorated in the style of the French artist, Didier Triglia.
The first step was to create a ‘frame’ for the aluminum can. Each student selected a colored piece of construction paper. They drew an inner line around the shape of the can and an outer line close to the edges of the paper. They then drew a simple design insde these two lines and using no more than 5 colors, painted these areas with acrylic paint. The next stage was to produce a three dimensional effect by adding dots wth puffy paint along some of the lines.
It was now time to paint their aluminum cans. Each can had been crushed. The bottom of the can was crushed to face upwards and was to be used for the mouth and the top of the can was hidden underneath. Students were instructed to paint their cans like a face. Eyes, nose and a mouth were the central features and these were painted with acrylic paints and highlighted with puffy paint dots. These wonderful pieces of art work resemble African, tribal masks. I love that something as simple as aluminum can be recycled to make a stunning piece of art. Great job 2nd/3rd grade
Et oui! encore des enfants qui s'inspirent de mon travail sur les canettes !!! BRAVO!!
Et aussi ce bel envoi que je viens de recevoir !!!
BRAVO!!!! a tous pour ce beau travail!
Je suis content que mon travail vous plaise et vous inspire !!!!
Je surveille ma boite aux lettres .......
Mon travail avec des cartes routiéres découpées inspirent les enfants !!!
Merci aux enfants et la classe de sandrine !!!
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