One Point Perspective:
- Students draw a square in the middle of their sheet
- Draw four lines
from the corners to the middle, see schedule. These are the floor and
- Draw two lines from both short sides to the middle.
Between these two lines the paintings has to be drawn
- Draw lines from
the bottom to the middle for tiles
- It's nice to draw artworks that students have made this schoolyear or to choose for artworks of famous painters
3-D Art: Wavy waves:
- To give the painting the third dimension of waves, I first ask the kids to draw waves horizontally and then vertically
- Then divide the wavy box into four parts (by drawing two intersecting wavy lines)
- I ask the students to select three colors of their choice, but make sure that they co-ordinate well
- I ask them to color each section of the box with one color making
sure that they leave one section white and follow the same pattern
- Once all the sections are colored, I make the students cut the edges of the paper forming slight curves
- Paste the work 'wavy' on a colored sheet
Pop art- In the style of Romeo Britto:
About Romeo Britto :
Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist. He was born in 1963 in grew up an
extremely modest lifestyle amongst eight brothers and sisters in Recife
Brazil. His drew and painted on any scrap of newspaper or cardboard he
could find and filled them with colorful images of a beautiful world.
In 1983 Britto traveled to Europe to study the old masters. After this
trip, he traveled to the USA where Pop Art was flourishing. He opened a
gallery in Miami. In 1989,Absolute Vodka selected Britto to design an
artwork with their famous logo. From that moment the name Britto was
known to a greater public. His artwork are now represented in galleries
and museums across five continents.
- The students are encouraged to draw the picture of their choice
The work sheet is then divided into sections using and outlined using a black permanent marker
- Each section is then filled with bright colors, patterns and simple shapes the way Britto did.
are a type of poem where words or phrases are arranged to make a visual image.
- For this project the students are asked to draw a picture of a scenery/animals
- Instead of coloring the picture in a regular way, students use words/phrases to fill in the picture
- I used color pencils as they were easier for the kids to handle as they had to write really small
- I encouraged to be little poets and fill in the complete drawing with either poems,words or phrases of their choice
- It was amazing to see what all the little minds could think of...
- YES a few of my students did complain that their hands were hurting them by the end, but the pain was worth it!!!
Pop art- In the style of Keith Harring
was one of the first artists to mix street art with the world of high
art back in the 1980s. He got his start by decorating billboards in New
York subway stations
Optical Illusion Art
I ask the students to create a drawing in the style of Haring,they have to
omit many details as possible, and yet convey a certain feeling
- cartoon-like people, little details, thick black lines and
outlines, bright colors and little stripes to symbolize movement (dancing people in this picture)
- We also introduced the "Depth Painting" concept, where in the figure that appears to be small looks like its far and figure that is big is right in front.
- Paste the drawings on black construction paper and make sure the works
are signed by the little artists
- Draw a dot in the middle of a paper
- From that dot draw out 8 lines,connect those lines with arcs, but alternate so it appears to "bubble"
draw arc stripes in each, these should also alternate like the top
- Choose two colors,alternate those colors
- Shade the whites with the color next to it