Monthly Archives: November 2014

Art Enrichment – Canvas Painting

Art Enrichment – Canvas Painting

This was a fun after school enrichment class that I did after school.  The kids ranged from 3rd-6th grade and they did such a great job!  The best part was seeing how pleased they all were with their work, and I also got an opportunity to paint on canvas myself which is always a treat.

 





 

Little “punkins”

Little “punkins”

The kindies did a great job on these pumpkins!  Our goal was to learn about form and color.  We talked about how the curved lines help make the pumpkins appear to be more 3-dimensional.  We also learned how to paint in layers, starting with a yellow, adding orange, and finally red to help create form as well.  The kiddos learned how to make brown by mixing blue and orange together. Finally,they cut and glued their pumpkins to a patterned background paper that they chose.





Fall landscapes

Fall landscapes

This project really came together at the end.  We were primarily studying the art element color, but also worked with value, contrast and space while creating these beautiful landscapes.  The students also had to push beyond their typical painting skills and mix a variety of different colors for this project.  We also discussed perspective and space and how the size of objects may appear to be different based on where they are in your painting (i.e. smaller in the background, larger in the foreground).







2014 Highland Ranch Library Art Show

2014 Highland Ranch Library Art Show

Every year we display student work at the Highlands Ranch Library.  The show is up for a month, and the best part is that there are so many people that get to see the show!  I am always very proud of the student’s work.  They all deserve this recognition as they work so hard.

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