Saturday, March 21, 2015

E3/4/5: Artist Studio Dioramas

My older elementary students are constructing miniature studios for specific artists. Can you guess the artist above?

Can you see the resemblance to Keith Haring's studio? This was made by a third grader! 

A fifth grader's interpretation of Georgia O'Keeffe's peaceful and minimalist studio below.

A work-in-progress of Van Gogh's bedroom based on his painting.

Monday, March 16, 2015

E3- Vases in Charcoal

The students in my drawing class are learning about value and shadows. I set up a super simple still life of a white vase with a lamp shining on it so students could see the range of values. I also showed them how to use the eraser to bring out the highlights. Lots of black fingers and charcoal-smeared cheeks later, they had lovely still life drawings.