vrijdag 30 oktober 2020

Mondrian, a bit different

 You need:

  1. white drawing sheet
  2. markers
  3. ruler
  4. pencil
Draw a Mondrian, but change one of the elements of art. For example: 
  • do not draw squares and rectangles, choose another geometric shape
  • do not color with primary colors, choose maximum four other colors
Draw your alternative Mondrian and color it with markers. Outline with black marker. 

Elements of art: color, shape, line. 

donderdag 29 oktober 2020

Mondrian in chalk pastels

 You need:

  1. black construction paper 
  2. pencil
  3. ruler
  4. chalk pastels 
  5. Elmer's glue 
  6. fixing spray
Look at and discuss about the artwork of Piet Mondrian.

Draw squares and rectangles on the black sheet using a pencil and a ruler. trace the lines with Elmer's glue. The glue will become transparent when it has dried. 
Color the squares and rectangles with soft pastels in white, black, red, yellow and blue. Instead of black pastels, you can leave some areas open. Be sure you don't get two areas of the same color next to each other. 
Fix the work with hairspray or fixative spray. 

Elements of art: color, shape, line. 

Still life with fruit

door leerlingen van groep 5

You need:
  1. corrugated cardboard
  2. scissors
  3. white drawing sheet
  4. tempera paint
  5. brush
  6. glue
  7. colored construction paper
Vies and discuss still lifes of fruit in different styles (for example Caravaggio and Cezanne). How is the fruit arranged? Why at that way? Which parts are light and which parts are dark? What does that mean? 

Provide each group of students with a bowl of different fruit types. Students paint the fruits (no drawing first!) after a good observation. 
Cut a fruit bowl out of the cardboard. Cut out the fruits with a small white edge. Stick the fruits on a colored sheet, be sure to let them overlap each other. Stick the cardboard bowl. Some fruits will partly disappear in it. 

Elements of art: space, color, value. 

donderdag 22 oktober 2020

Keith Haring figures on tissue paper

made by students of grade 3

You need:
  1. colored tissuepaper
  2. white drawing sheet
  3. jar with water
  4. brush
  5. scissors
  6. templates of Haring figures
  7. pencil
  8. black marker

Choose 2 or more colors of tissuepaper. Fold them in 16 squares. Cut out. 
Take a sheet of drawing paper, make it wet with a brush and water. Lay the pieces of tissue paper on this wet sheet and see how they bleed. Fill the whole sheet and be sure to use enough water. 
Let dry and remove the tissue papers. 
Cut two or more Haring templates and outline them with a pencil. Trace those lines with black marker and trace them again to make nice bold lines. 

zondag 18 oktober 2020

In 'The Factory' of Andy Warhol

made by students of grade 1

You need: 

  1. colored paper 12 by 12 cm
  2. black construction paper 50 cm by 15 cm 
  3. tempera paint
  4. brushes
  5. apples
  6. glue
  7. black marker 

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."

Let dry and paste the colored sheets on black construction paper.

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. 

vrijdag 16 oktober 2020

Pumpkins like Yayoi Kusama

made by a student of grade 4

 You need:

  1. black construction paper
  2. colored paper
  3. black marker
  4. black fineliner
  5. scissors
  6. glue
  7. white pencil
Yayoi Kusama (1929) is a Japanese artist. She creates paintings, sculptures and large installations with mirrors and lots of light symbolizing infinity. All her artworks have one thing in common: polka dots. That's why she's affectionately known as 'the princess of polka dots'. 
From an early age Kusama wanted to make art, but her traditional Japanese parents didn't like this. That's why Kusama left for NewYork and joined artists there, including Andy Warhol. 

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’.

View and discuss artwork of Kusama. 
  • use of large and small polka dots 
  • backgrounds are often filled with triangles
  • use of bright colors
  • her installations suggest infinity
Draw three pumpkins on the colored sheets and cut them. Draw bigger and smaller dots on the segments with markers. Draw triangels on the black sheet with a white pencil - start with a zigzag line. Paste the pumpkins on the black sheet.