maandag 25 april 2011

Fantastic felines in the style of Laurel Burch

You need:
  1. pink or purple constrution paper A3 size
  2. oilpastels
  3. tempera paint
  4. brushes
  5. gold and silver markers
  6. glitter
  7. glue

Laurel Burch (1945 –  2007) was an American artist, designer and businesswoman. As a 20-year-old single mother she found metal in junkyards to hammer into jewelry to support her two children, and went on to launch her business, now called Laurel Burch Artworks, in the late 1960s with the help of a small staff that worked out of her house. She began making paintings and was commissioned by restaurants, businesses and private collectors. Burch designed, among other things, beads, jewelry, paintings, T-shirts, scarves, coffee mugs and tote bags, but 90% of her designs derived from her original paintings.

Especially Burch's cats are recognizable. Few some of her paintings on the website of Laurel Burch and discuss the salient features: bright colours, bold pattersn, eyes and nose are drawn out of one line. use of silver and gold.
Students draw a cat on purple or pink paper in the style of Laurel Burch. Colour the cat using different materials like tempera, oilpastels, gold and silver markers. Outline the cat with silver or gold. Draw a frame around the artwork. Use glitter to accentuate lines.

All artworks are made by students of grade 5


5 opmerkingen:

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  2. How did you get your website on your photos?

  3. @ Melanie! Thanks!!
    @ Leah: Paint Sho Pro, add watermark.

  4. I love the colors and lines of your felines.
    The first one is my favorite.

    I just completed my unit on cats.
    The students compared the style of three different artists.

  5. Je connais Laurel Burch et j'adore ses peintures.
    Mais celles de tes élèves sont magnifiques aussi et me plaisent beaucoup.