Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The older Twos have been enjoying a book called"Color Zoo"
by the author Lois Elhert.
It is full of shapes and colors in a very creative way.
This is leading up to a special project that will be in our
end of the year art show.
Pre-K enjoyed drawing from life as well. They also used
a technique of poking holes in paper and then placing it
on the light table. Some drew a realistic design, others
drew many holes as their design.
Each week the artists from 3 through K have been drawing from life.
Before they draw, we observe the subject talking about basic lines, look for
details about the object being drawn. This week we drew camellias from
our courtyard. We looked up close seeing the stamen, petals , the over all
shape, the stem. We talked about the stem being more of a straight line
and the bloom was more of a circle. From here their drawings began. They were
encouraged to keep looking back at the flowers to capture more details they might
have missed. Each child works at their own pace and their own style.
Some sit for almost the whole studio time, others a little less time. There
is always room to move about and create something else.