Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cats and Castles

The students finished their Klee inspired cats today, adding background color and finishing touches. There were lots of messy hands again today!

We looked at Klee's Castle and Sun painting, especially his color pallet and use of strong geometric shapes, and then the students designed their own castles.

Next week the students will be using a surprise process to add color to their drawings. Stay tuned for the final results!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A Quirky Cat

Welcome back! With the new year we started a new unit, this time focusing on one artist, Paul Klee. All of the classes (even the big kids!) saw this cartoon about Klee featuring his cat painting. Afterwards, I lead a guided drawing of the cat and we discussed the concept of balance in art and the shapes used to make the cat.

We even had an alien cat sneak in during class.

The real fun began, however, when the chalk pastels were added. Yes, this is an example of why play clothes are necessary for art class!


Next week we will finish our cats and then will be moving on to humans and paint. Don't forget those play clothes!