Art Lesson: Starry Night Watercolor Interpretation
After watching Van Gogh's biography and seeing and discussing several different artistic interpretations of Starry Night, students have the chance to create their own interpretation. Students have two choices: They can either copy van Gogh’s composition and apply their own paint application style or they can create an original composition an apply van Gogh’s paint application style.
walk the LINE into summer
My 8th grade students just finished their final project and just in the nick of time as tomorrow is our last day of school. They created line drawings using colored pencils inspired by French artist Sonia Delaunay. Delaunay's work is a fine balance of color, shape and line as an abstract form of art. My students were really interested in her work as they saw posters hanging on my wall and in the hall of her work so I took a cue from their interest and decided to develop a lesson around her…
Completed Wire Portraits (Art at Becker Middle School)
Contours, contours, contours! This was the last part is a series of lessons on portraits and contour line drawings. We spent a little time looking at Calder's work- especially his wire sculpture- bef
Curls, springs, or twisted ribbons?
Another exercise on value realized in the 7th grade classes was this drawing of curled ribbons. The method is very simple and the realism of these metallic curls is achieved with shadows in pencil …