Draw a horizon line on the half of the sheet using a green crayon. Draw above a green wavy line, these art the bushes. Draw with pencil two sail boats in the water. Colour them with crayons in bright colors. Draw clouds in the sky using a white crayon and colour them white. Draw waves with white crayon in the water. Paint the sky, bushes and water using water colour paint with plenty of water. The crayons will resist the paint so that clouds and waves become visible again.
Draw a word web with words about the beach. Think of things (to do) on the sand, things (to do) in the water and things (to do) in the air. Talk about people standing in the water: they seem to have half legs!
Cover four tables with newspaper and put three containers with paint on it:
yellow and a little brown besides (beach) + two big brushes
blue and a little green (seawater) + two big brushes
blue and white (air) + two big brushes
white (surf) + two brushes to stamp
Show how to paint the beach: much yellow on the brush and a little brown for the beach (so do not mix!). Do the same with blue and white for the air, and blue with green for the sea. Make wavy motions with the brush to accentuate the water. Finish with a white stamping brush for the surf.
While about four students are painting, the others can start with the drawing part of this lesson.
Draw people and things you see on the beach. Colour them with markers, and use a skin colour pencil for the bodies. Cut all those little drawings and paste them on the beach, the water or in the air.
A lesson based on a lesson from Phyl's site, There's a dragon in my artroom, but instead of painting I decided to choose for collage. Check out Phyl's site for the paintings!
coloured paper A4 size
white drawing sheet A4 size
ruler and pencil
Roy Lichtenstein (1923 - 1997) was an American popart artist. He is bestknown for hisenormouslyenlargedcartoons. After his art studiesin New York andColumbusLiechtensteinteached art himself. In his spare time he paintedabstract paintingsand madeparodies ofAmericanart fromthe twenties. In1960he cameinto contactwithClaesOldenburg and thestyleelements fromadvertising andcomic strips.Hestarted to use usegrids,dots,blackoutlinesand bright colours, the style who made him famous. From 1962Lichtensteinusedthe works ofMonet, Picasso and Mondrianas the inspiration forhisart andhepaints sunsetsintheir style. Most of his work however is based onadvertisements andcartoons.
Show artwork ofLiechtensteinonthe digitalboardand discussthe characteristics: primary colours sometimes with green, text balloons, raster dotsas we knowfromnewspaper photographsandthick blackoutlines. Show comic balloons from Lichtenstein and discuss them.
In this lesson students create a comic balloon like Lichtenstein did. Choose for a basic form, a star or cloud. See my 'how to draw a star step by step' below.
Cut this or cloud out of coloured paper. Cut another cloud or star from a newspaper. Draw an action word on the white sheet and colour with markers. Cut this word. Create composition and paste the parts of the artwork. Draw action stripes with black crayon or use glitter.
How to draw a star:
1. Draw a circle.
2. Draw lines from the edges to the circle, using pencil and ruler. See the black lines in the picture.
3. Draw lines from the same places but make them diagonal. See the red lines in the picture.
4. Cut the parts between the triangles, the blue pieces in the picture.