Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Dear Friends,

Mrs. Erb's art page will also be on break for the next week or so.

I'm wishing you all a happy, safe holiday and a restful winter break!

Mrs. Erb
Claude Monet, Train in Snow

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Modigliani Style Portraits

A few weeks ago, I participated in a "lesson hop" by linking one of my lessons to another blog.  I linked my lesson to Art Lessons for Kids by Ms. Ale.  I won one of her e-book lessons as a prize for participating and linking her site onto my site.  One of the lessons in the e-book was Amadeo Modigliani Style portraits.  Modigliani's portraits were very distinct with their abstraction of the figure.  He would always draw/paint his portraits with very long necks, and use just flat color, no patterns.   


Outlining Drawings with white crayon

Outlining with black oil pastel

adding details and skintone in color

adding skin tone

Second grade students at Wood End and at Birch Meadow are working on this lesson.  Each student drew a self portrait in the style of Modigliani.  We used mirrors to help us with our facial features.  We drew on black paper, outlined our work with white crayon, then went over the work with a black oil pastel.  Once we did that, we were able to choose our skin tones to color in our face and neck.  We discussed how each of us have different skin tones and we need to choose the color closest to our own tone.  Once that was colored in, we added our eye color, hair, shirts an background.  The results were stunning! 






By Leah H.





By Michael H.





Fish Painting!

First graders at Wood End and Birch Meadow learned about how to mix primary colors to make secondary colors.  We reviewed the color wheel and how to mix new colors using primary colors (previously we made a Model Magic color wheel. see a previous post here )
We started out by drawing an underwater scene with six fish.  We drew 3 large fish and three small fish and outlined them with black sharpie.  Each of the large fish were painted with a primary color.  once they were painted, the small fish were painted with secondary colors.  The first graders learned how to mix two primary colors to create a secondary color.  Once they were finished painting all of their fish, they painted a background ocean mixing white with light blue.  When the paintings were dry, they went back over their work with black sharpie. 

by Olivia F.   WES


By Jack D.  WES

By Cole K. WES

Monday, December 12, 2011

Grade 3 Lines Colors and Shapes


By Tara P.

At Wood End school, third grade students worked on a painting about shape, color and line.  We reviewed Geometric and Organic shape and primary and secondary colors on the first day.  Once we knew what these things were, we started a painting using only primary and secondary colors, and organic and geometric shape.  We filled up our papers with different shapes and color using only paint.  We did not start out with pencil first; we just painted shapes with our brushes. 



By Anabel M.

After our paintings were dry, we did some black and white over painting on our shapes. We first outlined the shapes using black or white paint, then we painted line designs inside of our shapes to create an abstract shape painting.