Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Projects with my Students....

So, this is how my project "It's Positively Negative" turned out.  You may remember that the object of this lesson was to study Negative Space, or the space found around this case; everything that is not white.
Can you believe the girl who did it is only in third grade?  This is why I like semi-private classes!  The older kids inspire the younger ones and everyone works to surpass their best!

Here's one from a fifth grader....
And my second grader who missed a class and had to rush a bit to catch up- it still turned out great!
We did these by coloring pre-drawn sketches on canvas paper with oil pastels and then adding linseed oil to blend them.  For our next project; I let them choose any subject they wanted and render it with a palette of crushed oil pastels and linseed oil......when we use the oil pastels this way on canvas paper, they become translucent- VERY cool technique!
bird at sunset....

unicorn with blues, metallic gold and neutrals
instead of water, we used odor free mineral spirits

a combo of "catch up time" and "free art"
 Where I once had "mini-projects" to fill the gaps between our main work, I now have good paper prepped for the kids to work on ongoing "free art" so there's always something for them to work on 
without waiting for everyone to finish!
and just because it's "free art", doesn't mean it's not of excellent quality! 

So, there's your update on what going on in art class!  To see all of our projects, click HERE
Have a wonderful day!


Netty said...

Oh wow your students are totally awesome, x

craftattack said...

Great work, those kiddies are so lucky to be learning so much with you! Hugs, Valerie

Tara Dillard said...

It's the teacher.

You are incredible.

They are lucky.

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Victoria said...

Hello Stephanie..such a magnificent group of artists you have...and yes it is incredible and amazing to see such beautiful work..they are inspiring! Wonderful post..always uplifting visiting you here! I have been painting unicorns lately too..hooray..i am not alone!
Have a magical day..thanks for inspiring us all with your magic!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

It's so amazing to see these young artists create such great work. You are a fabulous teacher, it shows!

Lucky girls!
xx Jaime