vrijdag 6 augustus 2021

Sail with the VOC

 
by students of grade 6

 You need:

  1. drawing sheet A3 size
  2. drawing sheet A4 size
  3. liquid water color
  4. brush
  5. oil pastel crayons
  6. scissors and glue
  7. ice cream sticks
  8. boxcutter
  9. cutting plate
  10. newspapers 
  11. paper towels
Towards the end of the Golden Age, the Netherlands are at war with England, a battle that is being fought at sea. 
In this lesson students draw a sea ship from that time. 

Study paintings of ships in a battle. What stands out? How do you recognize the Dutch and English ships? Which flags do you see more? What do you see in the foreground of the first painting? What can you tell about the sails? How can you see those ships are in combat? 

Naval battle Anglo-Dutch war(1666). Painter: Abraham Storck

Burning of a part of the English fleet (1667). 
Painter: Pieter van de Velde 

What should you do?
Step 1
First you paint the background on the largest sheet with liquid water color paint. At the bottom (near by) the water is dark, further away it becomes lighter (add water). 

Step 2
Draw on the A4 sheet a VOC-ship with oil pastel and color it. Draw and color extra things which you also see in the water during a naval battle, such as fire,, aa life boat, an anchor etc. Do not forget tho color the sails white!



Step 3
Paint your drawing with blue water color paint. Wipe the excess paint off the white sails with a paper towel. Let dry. 

Step 4
Cut out all parts, leaving a blue edge. Stick ice cream sticks behind the loose parts. Take the large blue painted sheet and decide where you want hour ship and the other things. Cut slices of about 3 cm in this sheet. Insert the sticks into the background and the artwork is done. 

Source: Laatmaarleren.nl 

donderdag 5 augustus 2021

Portraits like Rembrandt

You need:

  1. drawing sheets A4 size
  2. charcoal
  3. paper towels
  4. black construction paper for background 
Chiaroscuro is a tecnnique in artworks which display an extreme contrast is between light and dark to create a dramatic effect. 

Titus, son of Rembrandt van Rijn (Rembrandt, 1660)

Narcissus, the man who fell in love with himself, Caravaggio (1597-1599)

Show these two paintings. What do you see? Where are the dark parts, where the light ones? Why is that? What's the artists goal? What do you feel when you see these paintings?

Students sit in pairs facing each other and create a portrait of each other using hatching and swiping techniques. Of course the background is dark, the face light.

by students of grade 4  

woensdag 4 augustus 2021

Insects

 You need:

  1. crayons
  2. black construction paper 20 by 20 cm
  3. black paint
  4. brush
  5. toothpick
Color a drawing sheet with crayons. Paint the entire sheet black and let it dry.  Scratch insects with a toothpick. 

 Paste the artwork on a coloured background.

maandag 2 augustus 2021

Dutch canal houses: indian ink and soft pastels


You need: 

  1. drawing sheets
  2. pencil
  3. ruler
  4. indian ink
  5. dip pen
  6. soft pastels
Dutch canal houses are famous for their facades: stepped gable, neck gable, bell gable, clock gable or spout gable. Show pictures of those five gables and discuss them. Show photographs from canal houses and discuss the other features of canal houses: the stairs, symmetry, windows, ornaments, shutters. 
Students draw a line on their sheet about 5 cm from below. This is the canal. At the end you can glue all drawings together to get a long street full of canal houses. Sketch the houses lightly with a grey pencil. Indicate the places of windows, stairs, doors and shutters. Draw small boats in the canal. Draw the houses with indian ink and color them with soft pastels.

by students of grade  6

donderdag 8 juli 2021

Fun flowers

 


You need:
  1. white or colored drawing sheet
  2. scraps of colored paper 
  3. scissors
  4. glue
  5. black markers

Cut several circles from scraps of colored paper and paste them om the drawing sheet. Paste smaller circles on the bigger ones. Draw petals using several black markers in several thicknesses.   

Source: Krokotak.com

maandag 10 mei 2021

Vincent van Gogh's chair


You need:
  1. for prints: colored paper 14 by 14 cm 
  2. for background: colored paper 
  3. linoleum 12 by 12 cm
  4. carbon paper
  5. lino knife
  6. flat piece of glass 
  7. block printing ink
  8. lino roller
  9. lino press
  10. glue

The painting The chair is from 1888 (The National Gallery, London). View this painting and discuss it using elements of art. What do you see? What stands out? What do you on the chair? What can you say about the perspective? What materials did Van Gogh use? What do you think about the colors? Do you like the painting or not, and why is that?  

Print the drawing below as a picture of 12 by 12 cm. 


Transfer the lines from the image to the linoleum using carbon paper and a pen. 


Cut out the lines.


Make two prints in colors you like. You can mix them too! Let dry. 


Stick the works on a matching colored sheet. 

Elements of art: color, space, line. 

zaterdag 8 mei 2021

Tropical birds in chalk pastel

 


You need:

  1. black construction paper
  2. black oil pastels
  3. chalk pastels
  4. fixative spray
View photo's of tropical birds and discuss them. 
Draw on the black sheet a bird on an branch using black oil pastel. Color with chalk pastels and finish it with fixative spray. 



woensdag 28 april 2021

On Monet's bridge

 


You need: 

  1. drawing sheet A3 size
  2. tempera paint
  3. brushes
  4. white construction paper
  5. scissors
  6. oilpastels
  7. glue
Claude Monet (1840-1926) is considered one of the most important painters of Impressionism. 

 Typical for Impressionists:

  • they choose subjects from ordinary life 
  • special attention for light and color
  • work in the open air
  • smooth brushstrokes
  • dashes resemble a sketch
  • it's about the impression!

Discuss the term impressionism. Show some paintings by Monet and zoom in on a work with water lilies in Arts & Culture. Do students see the characteristics of impressionism in this artwork?

Monet had a large garden with a pond and a Japanese bridge in Giverny France. He liked to paint in that garden. His works of water lilies are therefore famous and are the basis of this lesson.




Lesson 1
Draw a horizon line above the middle of your sheet. Paint the pond and the sky with short brush strokes, like Monet did. Do not mix the paint, but take two colors on your brush.  Make sure the blue color of the pond is not the same color as the sky.
Paint trees on both sides of the sheet in the same way. Paint water lilies in the pond. Be sure that they are larger in the front of the pond than in the back.  


Lesson 2
Have someone take a picture of you that shows you all the way. Print the photo and cut it out. 
Cut three parallel arcs from about 1,5 cm wide from the construction paper.  Then cut four straight pieces of 1,5 cm wide. Paste the photo on the work and paste the bridge over it. 


All artworks are made by students of grade 6

Source: MaryMaking.blogspot.com

zondag 25 april 2021

Van Gogh's bedroom

        by a student of grade 6 

You need:
  1. for prints: black and white sheets 18 by 14 cm 
  2. for background: black and white construction paper 31 by 19 cm
  3. linoleum 16 by 12 cm
  4. carbon paper
  5. lino knife
  6. flat piece of glass 
  7. block printing ink
  8. lino roller
  9. lino press
  10. glue

The painting The bedroom is from 1888. View this painting and discuss it  using elements of art. What do you see? What stands out? What do you see on the wall? What can you say about the perspective? What materials did Van Gogh use? What do you think about the colors? Do you like the painting or not, and why is that?  

Print the image below on 12 by 16 cm for each student. 

Transfer the white lines from the image to the linoleum using carbon paper and a pen. Cut out the white lines and parts. 


Cut out your name in mirror writing at the bottom left. 
Make four prints: two with white paint on black paper and two with black paint on white paper. Let dry. 
Stick the white sheets on black paper and the black sheets on white paper. Use 1 cm of the sheets to stick them together.

all artworks of grade 6

Elements of art: color, space, line. 

zondag 4 april 2021

Starry Night like Vincent van Gogh


Show during both lessons hVan Gogh's painting Starry Night.  


Tell about Vincent van Gogh. Show Starry Night. Zoom in on the painting with Arts & Culture

The artwork students are going to make, will take two lessons.  

You need for the 1st lesson:
  1. black construction paper 
  2. aluminium foil
  3. piece of cardboard or a clay plate
  4. painter's tape
  5. tempera paint in blue and white 
  6. cotton swab
  7. brushes
  8. plate

Lesson 1
Wrap the cardboard/clay plate with aluminum foil and tape it on the back side. 

Step 1: For each pair of students there is a palette with blue and white paint. Students paint spiral shapes ons the aluminum foil with a brush and / or cotton swabs.


Stap 2: Make a print by placing a black sheet on top of your painting and pressing it.  

Stap 3: Remove the black sheet and let dry. 


 You need for the 2nd lesson:

  1. oilpastels in black, grey and purple
  2. tempera paint in yellow and white 
  3. black construction papier
  4. brushes
  5. scissors
  6. glue
  7. plate
Step 4: Draw and color the mountains with oilpastels. Draw the wavy movements in the air. The lines must run parallel to each other and also go in the same direction during a movement.
Show students that you can fade the colors by smearing the oil pastel. This way you can also make the colors darker or lighter.


Step 5: Determine where the large dark cypress should be and cut it out of black paper. (In grade 3 we gave students a shape to trace for the cypress.)


Step 6: Cut houses and glue them on tje painting. Draw lighted windows with oilpastels.  


Step 7: Paint moon and stars with tempera. 

Artworks are made by students of grade 3.

Elements of art: color, line, nuance, texture.


zaterdag 3 april 2021

Water lilies on a plate

 


By a student of grade 1

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is considered one of the most important painters of Impressionism. 

 Typical for Impressionists:

  • they choose subjects from ordinary life 
  • special attention for light and color
  • work in the open air
  • smooth brushstrokes
  • dashes resemble a sketch
  • it's about the impression!

Monet had a large garden with a pond and a Japanese bridge in Giverny France. He liked to paint in that garden. His works of water lilies are therefore famous.

Discuss the term impressionism. Show some paintings by Monet and zoom in on a work with water lilies in Arts & Culture. Do students see the characteristics of impressionism in this artwork?

You need:
  1. paper plates
  2. tempera paint in blue and white 
  3. stencil brush
  4. white drawing sheet 
  5. tissue paper in green an light green 
  6. water and sponge
  7. tissue paper in pink and yellow
  8. mold of a water lily leaf
  9. glue
  10. scissors
Step 1:
Dab the plate with blue and white.  


Step 2:
Wet the white paper with a sponge. Cut squares from the green tissue paper. Place them on the wet paper and let the bleed. Let dry.

 

Step 3
Remove the tissue paper. Trace the mold of the lilyflower leaf and cut it out.  


Step 4
Fold the tissuepaper for the lily twice diagonally. Cut a flower shape. 


Step 5
Grab the flower shapes in the middle. Crumple them into a flower. Put a drop of glue on the lily leaf and stick the center of the lily on top. Roll a wad of leftover tissue paper and stick it in the center of the flower.

Elements of art: texture, color, space. 

donderdag 1 april 2021

Paint like an impressionist

This lesson is an exercise for painting an impressionist work.

You need:
  1. white drawing sheet
  2. tempera paint in red, blue and yellow
  3. small brushes
  4. paper towels
View impressionist paintings, for example from Claude Monet or Van Gogh. Zoom into Starry Night from Van Gogh using this link
What do you see?
  • the painting is made out with loose dashes.   
  • the dashes indicate a direction or movement, they are not just placed.
  • you can see the canvas between the dashes. The color of the canvas is therefore part of the painting. 
View a sunset picture. 


What do you see?
  • the sun is reflected in the water 
  • the sun's rays point left, up and right
  • the horizon is half way the photograph 
Exercise before you get started: 
  • Practice painting short strokes on a scrap. To do this, always lift the brush from the paper.
  • Practice with two colors on your brush; do not mix!
  • Make narrow / wide strokes by turning / not turning your brush.
  • Clean the brush for a new color with a paper towel, do not use water!
And now the artwork:

  • Fold your drawing sheet in half lengthwise, this is the horizon line.
  • Draw with pencil a semicircle on the horizon line, this is the sun.
  • Paint the sun orange: apply red and yellow to your brush. Do not mix!
  • Paint the sun's rays with yellow and very little red. Put something on your brush of both colors and make short strokes by lifting the brush from the paper each time. Also leave white between the strokes.
  • Also make the reflection of the sun in the water. Beware: the direction of the brushstrokes is now horizontal, just like the water.
  • Make the sky with blue and white (again add two colors to the brush). Use white to make a lighter blue. Follow the direction of the sun's rays. Don't make the sky completely full, you have to keep seeing paper.
  • Paint the sea with blue, white (and maybe green). Do not mix! The direction is horizontal here. Think of the white space between the lines.
Elements of art: line, color, nuance.

maandag 15 maart 2021

Snowdrops

 You need:

  1. white construction paper 10 by 10 cm and 15 by 15 cm
  2. oilpastel
  3. soft crayons
  4. white drawing sheet
Draw a frame around the drawing sheet at 1 cm from the edge. Color the background with oil pastel, pastels or a combination of these. Only use the colors yellow, green and blue.
Draw two flower stems with green oil pastel. 
Fold two snowdrops from the white sheets. Stick them on the work. 


Elements of art: color, nuance.