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.
Niki de Saint Phalle
(1930 - 2002) was a French painter and sculptor. She madereliefs inplaster andother materials.Especially herfeminine 'Nana's'are famous.These largesculptures of womenpainted inbrightexpressivecoloursare world famous and to be seen in several major citiesin the world.
Show some pictures ofNikide SaintPhalleon the digital board.Discuss thesalient features: bright colours,black outlinesof the colour patches- includingcircles, often(thick) womenwithout a clearface.Then show imagesof the sculptures in Paris (google Nikki de Saint Phalle and Paris). What isdifferent aboutthese images?Those sculptures are the famous female characters, buttheydo havethe typicalDe SaintPhallecharacteristics.erkingen ongedaan maken
Students are going to createan artwork ofpapermachewith at least onehole in itand twoprotruding parts.Provideat least eightlayers of newspaperfinish with paper towels. Paintthe sculpture after dryingwith whitewall paint and let dry. Paint then in the style of Saint Phalle using bright colors.
Wait untilthe paintis dryand paintthe black linesusing a smallbrush or use a black marker. Paint with varnish. Pulla threadthrough the hole andhang thework.
Students have to draw three different cows: a realistic one, a cubistic one and a cow in just blue colours like the Dutch pottery from Delft.
Paste those three works on a strip of coloured construction paper.
In this lesson students draw one chicken together. Fold a sheet in half and draw a half chicken. Colourwith oilpastels.Draw withwhite oilpastelone ormore eggs.Givethe sheetfoldedto a fellowstudent,and be surehe does not seewhat wasdrawn.Tellwhattherehas to bedrawn,the head orthe body.Mark with two little lines the places wherethefellow student has to connect anddraw a mark for the hight of thehorizon line.
If the secondstudent is ready,they foldup thesheetopen.Hilarious!
Paint the whole drawing with blue water colour paint and lots of water.The oilpastelswillresist the waterand thusthe whiteeggscomeforward again.
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 at the endthe work 'Sunrise'. Ask studentshowthey can recognize this work as a Lichtenstein.
Thestudents are instructedto painta sunrisein the style ofLichtenstein. All Lichtenstein characteristics as discussed so, have to be seen in their painting.
What arelighthouses? Where can you find them and whythere?Why did we needthem, and do we still need them? Show pictures of lighthousesonthe digitalboardand discuss them. What does alighthouselook like?What colouris often used? Where is thelamp of thelighthouse? Where's the door?
Forthe background students paint with watercolour paint a simplified landscape of air and soil. The paint should be dilluted with a lot of water to get soft colours. The sheet doesn't need to be painted completely, it is even better to leave the edges white. Putthis painting aside to dry.
Thensketcha lighthouseon a secondsheet of paper. Paint it with watercolour paint, using less water now to be sure the colours really stand out. Letthe workdryand cutthe lighthouse. Pasteit on thepainted background.
Amate is a way of making paper, done for centuries by Mexican Indians. Amate paper is made by cooking the inner barkofvarious trees.At the beginningof the 20thcentury the Nahua Indians of Mexico started makingamatepaintingsas a form of folkart, especiallyin order toexchangeand sell them totourists.
Show some pictures of Mexican amate paintings. Discuss the striking features: birds, flowers, bright colours and black outlines. A frame around the drawing with a pattern in bright colours too.
Tear the edges off the paper: use thumb and fingers on both hands and tear very slowly. Use a pencil to draw some (two or three) birds and flowers, add a patterned frame and paint everything with fluorescent tempera. When it's dry, outline everything with a black marker. Don't forget the name of the artist!
Paste or staple the artworks on coloured construction paper.
These easter bunny is made of several colours yarn. Search for an online lesson on 'how to make a pompom'. Cut ears and feet out of brown construction paper, paste them on the pompom. Paste also two wobbling eyes.
A great lesson for Easter, to be done in several grades.
Start this lesson with a yeaser: Imagine you break your egg on Easter, and it shows something very differentthanjust the egg....Draw thisimagination withcharcoal ona whitesheet. Giveinstructionon how towork with charcoal.Point out thatcharcoalstainquickly, and give students tissues with water toclean.Show that thecharcoalstripescould beblurredbysmearing.In this waythe shadowson the eggcan be made.Tellcharcoalcanbeerased with kneaded eraser.
Let thechildren firstpracticeto experience for their selfhow youworkwith charcoal. Thentheydrawthe two seperated halves ofan egg with that's what in it between them. The eggshould not just hang not in the air, but has to liesomewhere on orin(grass,clothor similar).
Fix thedrawingwith hairsprayand staple or pasteit on ayellow background.
Paint the outside of the box with brown tempera paint. Fold the plate. Outline your hand and cut it twice out of a white sheet. Paste the hands on both sides of the chicken. Cut a comb and a beak out of red paper and paste them. Paste some feathers for the tail. Put the boxon its side. Put somestraw inthe box and putthe chickenin it.Stack theboxes ofseveral studentsfora big hen house!
Print the pattern of the henhouse. Use carbon paper to copy the henhouse on the cardboard. Cut the house twice. Place the onion bag fabric between the two houses and paste the houses together with the fabric in between. Cut away the fabric parts that hang out the house. Print the pattern of the chicken or ask children to draw one.
Use carbon paper to copy the chicken on white cardboard and cut it out. Colour the comb, beak and eye with a marker. Copy the wing with carbon paper on red cardboard or draw a wing. Cut it out and paste it on the chicken. If you use a glue gun, drop some glue on the wing to harden. After this paste the wing on the dollop of glue to create some space between wing and body. Cut out some eggs of the yellow cardboard. Paste the hen in his house, and paste hay on the bottom. Put the eggs in the hay and paste them.
Fold twosheets of drawing paperin half.Paintthe fourhalves withdifferent colourswatercolour.Allow the paint toblend together; you mayfirstdraw patternswith crayonsor usesalt fora nice texture. Let bothsheets dry. Cutcircles in various sizesfrom the painted paper. Swappainted paperwith someone else if you like to.Create acompositionof space onthe blacksheet. Pastesome planetsat the edgeand cut them, to theendlessness of spaceeven better. Cut theastronautandpaste apicture ofyourself on it. Pasteplanetsand the astronaut. Useglitter orconfettito add stars.
This is an easy lesson in perspective for younger students. Talk about perspective and show the picture of the disappearing railway.
Do a step by step guide on the blackboard to make this drawing:
1. Put thesheet in thewidthfor you.
2. Draw a wavy line on 2/3 of the bottom.
3. Place a dot in the middle on the top of the sheet.
4. Draw lines with a ruler from the bottomand sides of thesheet to thedot.
5. Divide the strips in squares.
6. Draw houses and trees on the horizon line.
After this the students can finish their artworkindependently.Paint thesquares all differentanduse differentpatterns. Stpale or paste the artwork on a colouredbackground.
Students draw a face on a largesheet of white paperandcolourit with oilpastels.Be sure the eyesarenoton top ofthe head, butin the middle.The space between thetwo eyes isas wide asan eye. From coloured paper studentscutmittensand a hat (or trace templates first and cut them). Draw patterns on the hat and mittens withmarker. The patterns on both mittens should be similar, as well as the patterns on the hat.
Paste hat and mittens on the drawing. Make sure the thumbs point to each other!
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 techniqueofthechalk:colour,smearandblenduntil you're satisfied. Fix the artwork with hairspray.
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 André 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.
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 topto bottom orfrom leftto 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.
As partofaschool projectabout the Dutch astronaut AndréKuipers and his space journey, studentsscratched 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.