- white drawing sheet
- color pencils
A site with school-tested lessons for the Arts.
A stained glass window is a window in which several pieces of (mostly colored) glass are stuck in frames of lead. Stained-glass windows were made in times when it wasn't possible yet to make a window in one piece. We see those stained glass windows in old houses, but especially in churches. The light from outside enters in multiple colors into the church.
View stained glass windows and tel about their origin and the effect of the colored light.
Use a white pencil to draw an animal on the black sheet. Draw at least three lines from the animal to all edges of the sheet. Divide the animal into some surfaces.
Make all lines 1 cm wide. Hatch the surfaces between the 1 cm lines with the white pencil.
Cut the white area's. When ready, use the black sheet as a template to draw the pieces of wax paper. Cut them out with an extra 0,5 cm and stick them behind the window. Make sure that there are no two same colors next to each other.
Elements of art: line, shape, color.
Connecting with: history.
Too difficult or not enough time? Skip step 1 and 2.
Draw a square at 2 cm from the edges, this is the outside of the frame.
Draw in this square another square at 3 cm of the edges: this is the front of the frame.
Draw in the 15 by 15 cm square a simple winter or Christmas scene. Make the lines 1 cm wide and make sure they are on 4 sides attached to the 1 cm wide frame. See pattern below.
Color the parts you have to cut out grey.
Cut out the grey parts.
Cut the corners diagonally, see pattern.
Fold the lines of the 15 by 15 square.
Stick the corners.
Elements of art: line, form, space.
made by students of grade 3
Tell about Andy Warhol's Factory.
First lesson: "We are going to work today in the factory of Andy Warhol. Choose four colored sheets. Make apple prints in complementary colors: on a blue sheet you print an orange apple, on a red sheet you print a green apple etc."
Second lesson: make a second print in a complementary color: on the orange apple you print a blue one etc. Let dry. Outline the apples with a black marker and add seeds and stem.
By adding all-over marks and dots to her paintings, drawings, objects and clothes she feels as if she is making them (and herself) melt into, and become part of, the bigger universe. She said:
‘Our earth is only one polka dot among a million stars in the cosmos. Polka dots are a way to infinity. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots, we become part of the unity of our environment’.
artworks are made by students of grade 4
This is lesson 2 about George Braque. First lesson: click here.You need:
George Braque (1882-1962) was a French painter and sculptor. Together with Picasso he was founder of cubism.
After is cubist time, Braque painted simplified figurative paintings of landscapes and still lifes with musical instruments and bottles. Remarkable are the letters and nummers Braque added to his works.
When Braque became ill, he was no longer able to paint. He turned to making color litographs of simple bird silhouettes. The same birds you that can also be seen in one of the ceiling paintings of the Louvre in Paris.
Look at the artwork Les oiseaux of George Braque.
What do you have to do:
Draw at least three silhouettes of birds on colored paper. Cut them. Cut geometrical shapes out of paper scraps. Paste everything on the blue sheet.