Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Shiny and Bright

As fifth grade finishes up their whimsical trees, we began a second project in our discussion of abstract art that goes along with our trees.  We discussed line, shape, and shading to create these beautiful shiny ornaments.




 First they traced an assortment of circles, overlapping them and stacking them from the bottom up.  We added hooks and a highlight to each one...



 Then we discussed hatching and crosshatching as a method of shading with pen and ink, or permanent marker in our case...




Once they've finished tracing all the lines in permanent marker, they will use watercolor to bring them to life!  Choosing two analogous colors, they will paint the darker color on the side that's furthest away from the highlight.

This student stacked hers from the center going out, which creates a different view for the stack of ornaments.  Either way you stack them, these are just beautiful!


8 comments:

  1. I found your blog via Pinterest, and I am very impressed with your unique and creative student art projects! As a fellow art teacher/blogger, I appreciate you sharing your ideas. I added your blog to my links on my blog: www.missyoungsartroom.blogspot.com
    Keep up the great work!
    ~Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I'm headed over to check out your blog as well! :)

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  2. Love all your art ideas! I am a homeschooling mama and have been pinning away!
    ((HUGS) Thanks for all your hard work and sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your comment Kelly! My apologies for not replying until now! Sometimes I don't get the notifications that a comment has been added! Thanks again!

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  3. We here at RLB ARTBOX Studio LOVE this project and will be using something similar in our DECEMBER ARTBOX and would love to give you a shout out! What is RLB ARTBOX Studio? It's an art project subscription created by an artist and art teacher. Check us out we would love to hear back from you! www.rlbartboxstudio.com

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    1. Thanks for your interest in my blog! Sure, I'd love a shoutout! Thanks!

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