Back to the Drawing Board! Literally! Getting back to what I enjoy the most.
Time stands still. It feels like nirvana.
We explored the proportions of the human face and working in pairs, each child measured their partner’s face. Using a mirror they made self portraits and finished them using hatching and cross hatching. A wonderful job by 5th and 6th graders.
Children made shapes with primary and secondary colors. They then converted the shapes to birds by adding wings, tail, feet and beaks in complementary colors. On a tall sheet of colored paper, they painted tree trunks and finger printed leaves. Finally they pasted their birds on the tree.
We are onto exploring our next element – COLOUR. Here the middle school kids did a great job of making a collage with magazine paper of a landscape. They had viewed artists’ works which incorporated different color schemes – analogous, complementary and monochromatic. They selected
any one of these and made a landscape in their chosen color scheme.
Some more of the line landscapes done by kids. I am amazed at the different kinds of lines they have used and the dark and light values they have created with their lines.
Kids interpreted landscape photographs using different types of lines – inspired by Van Gogh. They had to keep in mind the textures as well as the color
values of the original photos.
I apologise for posting some more diwali crafts, but these were so beautiful, I couldn’t resist it.