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Monday, September 12, 2011

Checking in with an Update on what we've been doing in Art Class.....

When I last wrote about my classes, we were working on the Pseudo stained glass pets and the Name pattern paintings.  Both projects turned out beautifully!
Here are  the "Sorta Stained Glass Pets"




 And "Name those Patterns"






I was SO excited when we began the month of September, because that meant I could start my Autumn projects.......which means Halloween isn't far behind, and that's my FAVORITE!

We're going to do three different kinds of leaf prints, and I use the term "print" very loosely because the first one we did was a tracing rather than a print!   We gathered a good selection of leaves and then I demonstrated how to trace and then erase the overlapping lines to give the illusion of multi layers of leaves....

 Then we talked about "Autumn colors" and they outlined their leaves with oil pastels......

 Then painted their papers.....
And while the paint was wet, they used water color pencils to write in various words that made them think of Autumn.  They also began their next big project which features an illuminated poem about Autumn with the bottom masked off for leaf prints combining all three techniques we'll be doing. 

For our final 2 leaf print pieces, we'll do a "wet on wet" print and a twist on leaf rubbings with water color resist- LOT'S of work left to be done- it's for our last class and we'll really have to put a rush on it to get everything done!
And if you've stayed with me this far into this extremely LONG post, thanks!
Have a great day,
Stephanie

7 comments:

Tammy said...

What a wonderful thing you are doing with these children. Their art turns out so pretty and I know their parents will cherish these lovelies for many years to come. I still have many pieces from mine and they are 19 and 26 yrs. old. lol

Fun stuff, Steph! I can't wait to see the 3 techniques put together.
hugs,
Tammy

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Hi ya Sistah! I just love the posts about your art classes. Their pieces are looking fabulous. Your assignments are giving me ideas! I love Halloween too, my favorite holiday :)

craftattack said...

Fantastic work with the kiddies, love what they have made. It is just great to be showing them how to be creative! Hugs, Valerie

Healing Woman said...

I have a feeling that you and the art lessons you have given to the children will be a very fond memory for them. They are quite talented with your patient teaching. Lovely pieces.

Netty said...

wow your students are doing great and having fun at the same time....but how do they keep so clean?? Amazing. Annette x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not too long at all! You are a fantastic artist and equally fantastic teacher. Thanks so very much for the update. I love the idea of the leaves. They are perfect for autumn.

Dianne said...

Very cool! Looks like they are doing very well!