zaterdag 28 januari 2012

Pastel planets

You need:
  1. black construction paper A4 size
  2. chalk pastel
  3. hairspray
During our school project about Space, students of grade 5 made these fantasy solar system. Spheres were drawn with attention towards an imaginary light source creating light and dark values. Overlap was required to suggest depth. To suggest the endlessness of the universe, parts of planets had to be drawn at the edge of the sheet.
Draw circles by tracing round subjects or use compasses. Colour with chalk pastel. Note the technique of the chalk: colour, smear and blend until you're satisfied. Fix the artwork with hairspray.

vrijdag 27 januari 2012

International Space Station

You need:
  1. piece of cardboard 30 by 25 cm (box)
  2. space wallpaper or blue crepe paper
  3. gold and silver foil
  4. scraps paper and cardboard
  5. metallic supplies like candle holders, stones, beads etc. .
During a school project about space students of grade 5 made the International Space Station - ISS, where Dutch astronaut AndrĂ© Kuipers currently stays. We saw photographs of the ISS and talked about the different parts of it. 
All students get a piece of cardboard and wallpaper or crepe paper. With different materials they make their own representation of the ISS.

dinsdag 17 januari 2012

Winter forest prints

I found this lesson on Mrs. Knight's art class blog. Take a look on that blog to see more beautiful artworks.

You need:
  1. ribbed cardboard
  2. flat cardboard
  3. woodsies
  4. coloured construction paper
  5. block printing ink
  6. piece of plexiglass
  7. roller
Students make a collage of trees, cut from pieces of flat and ribbed cardboard and woodsies. Tell them the cardboard can be used in two ways: from top to bottom or from left to right.
Shake the bottle of blockprint carefully to be sure oil will mix with the rest. Drip some paint on the glass and roll it out. Roll the paint on the trees. Put a sheet on top of it and press firmly with a flat hand. Make different prints, choose the best one to paste on a coloured background.    

zaterdag 14 januari 2012

A journey through space

You need:
  1. white drawing paper A5 size
  2. crayons
  3. black paint
  4. brush
  5. toothpick
  6. coloured construction paper
As part of a school project about the Dutch astronaut AndrĂ© Kuipers and his space journey, students scratched these drawings.
Colour the entire drawing sheet with crayons. Choose the colours you want, but don't use black or white. Then Paint the entire sheet black and let dry. Scratch a space scene with a toothpick. Paste the artwork on a coloured background.

All artworks are made by students of grade 3

vrijdag 6 januari 2012

Stamped polar bears

Made by students of grade 1

You need:
  1. blue construction paper
  2. pencil
  3. tempera paint white and black
  4. marshmellows
  5. brush
  6. glitter
  7. glue
Show how to draw a polar bear out of simple shapes: circle, half of a circle (ears) and a part of a triangle for the body. Talk about the grey shadow under the head. How do you make gray? Tell students they have to stamp with marshmellows or brushes. Do not paint!

Students draw the head of a polar bear on blue paper. Use white to stamp head and body. Use grey to stamp the shadow. Paint eyes and nose with a small brush. Decorate the artwork with glitter.