Paste two sheets of blue cardboard together. Pate snow hills from crepe apper, tinfoil and fiberfill. Every student cuts one or more penguins from black construction paper, dressed in coloured pulls cut from foam.
Paste all the penguins on the snow hills and decorate with glitter.
What to do with that great group mural (see Doodling together group mural) if it has to make place for other artworks and everybody wants to have it? Exactly! Cut it in equal pieces and paste those pieces on black sheets of construction paper. That awsome mural turns out in a lot of great artworks; one for all groupmembers!
Paint a background with liquid water colour paint. Use two dark colours and let them blend into each other, leaving some white on the sheet.
Choose three colours of tissue paper. Fold the sheets several times and cut triangles and squares. Take a white sheet and make it wet with a brush and water. Lay the pieces of tissue paper on the wet sheet. If the tissue paper is not wet enough, it won't bleed. If so, make it wet again with a brush with water. Fill the sheet with these tissue paper parts and leave it to dry. Remove the pieces of tissue paper when it is completely dry.
Artworks are made by students of grade 4
Fold the tissue coloured sheet and cut triangles in several heights. Paste the trees on the background. Don't paste the trees all at the same height, so you get depth. Cut some smaller triangles from the left overs if you want more trees.
Outline the trees with silver or gold marker and draw a simple branch structure. Draw the trunks with a brown pencil.
Hans Innemee (1951) is a Dutch artist. kunstenaar. He studied graphic arts and worked for some time as an art teacher.
Innemee's art is a kind of collage made from monotyped drawings. After monotyping a lot of drawings, he makes his artwork by ripping parts of them and pasting them on home made sheets together. Colouring is done with oil pastels.
View artworks of Hans Innemee. Talk together about the small stories in the artworks. Ask students which story they have in mind while seeing the artworks.
Discuss the characteristics of the work of Innemee:
Drawings of animals.
Text / Title under the drawing.
The goal for this lesson is: draw a story in three steps on three sheets. Colour with chalk pastels. Work in the style of Hans Innemee.
Paste the three sheets on a larger sheet. Spray with hairspray. Write under the small sheets with pencil in as few words as possible the text of the story you had in mind.
Made by students of grade 4
Thanks to Hans Innemee for permission to publice his artwork in this blog post and his kind words about the artworks of my students!
Stick some large sheets together with tape and lay them on a group tables of equal height.
Groups of four students at the same time draw little forms or doodles on this sheet using black tempera. The drawings should not touch each other. When all doodles are finished, have a couple of kids connect them by straight black lines.
Paint all surfaces and doodles with tempera. Each student chooses a colour and paints some surfaces or doodles. Be sure to avoid surfaces with the same colour next to each other.
This lesson can be done in every grade by varying subject or colours: choose only primary colours and straight forms to create a Mondrian version.
Or choose a theme for the doodles, like Christmas, food or sports.
Great success in which variation whatsoever is guaranteed!
Discuss with the studentsthings that are typically Dutch:tulips,windmills, clogs,cheese,canalhouses,red whiteblue, etc.Look at pictures of typical Dutch patterns (google'Dutch fabrics):red-whiteor blue-white small squares or stripesor combinations of them. Let students draw examples ofcupsandmugs on the digital board:narrow,wide, high, low,with belly,straight, angled,with orwithout foot,different earsetc.
The goal is todesigncup andmugs witha Dutchdesign.Colourwithmarker and only use redandblue.Cutand paste all cupsstacked on asheet ofcolouredcardboard.Outlinethe stack with silver.
What kind of lines do you know? Straight, zigzag, wavy, spiral, edgy etc.
Draw onthe upper halfofthe sheetsix differentlinesfrom leftto right. Draw onthe lower half a lot of different overlapping houses. Start with the front row. Be sure to vary in width andheighthand draw several kinds of roofs.
Chooseseven colours. Colour thespaces between thesix lineseach witha differentcolour. Use the samecolours forthe houses ofthe city. Outline everything with a fine black marker.
Students draw on the first sheet, an animal or anything they like. Then they zoom in, just like a camera, on a piece of the drawing. This piece has to be drawn enlarged on the second sheet. For the third drawing, a piece of the second drawing has to be enlarged.
For students who find this difficult, it is useful to make a template. This is a piece of cardboard with a hole of 3 by 3 cm. Lay this on the drawing to explain zooming in and to see which part has to be enlarged.
Paste the three dwawings on a piece of coloured construction paper.
How can a deciduous tree tell you what season it is?What coloursdo they have in spring,summer and fall?What does atreelook likein winter?
Discussthese questionsat the beginning ofthis lesson.Write on the boardthe colorsinthe springheard(light green,green, white,pink-blossom),whichbelongto thesummer(green,dark green,yellow)andtheautumn colours(brown,orange,red,yellow).And inwinter there aren't any leaves. left of course.
The students willmakea treefor every season.The colours ofthe leaves have to show what seasonit is.The log is"painted"with a Q-tip,the leaves have to be may onlybespotted.Remember thatin fall there are a lot of leaves onthe ground! Usefiberfill(snow)forthetree in winter.
Paste the trees next to each other on a piece of corrugated cardboard. Design it with gold or silver marker and write the seasons above the trees.
Give each groep of six students an eggtray with several colours of paint. Give each student a Q-tip to paint the trunk. Per groep een eierdoos met de verschillende kleuren verf. Geef de leerlingen elk een wattenstaafje voor de boomstam.For thedots:one Q-tip per colourfor common use.
Background of dilluted water colour paint mixed with a drop indian ink
Put a saucer on the big sheet. This piece of paper remains white; the moon. Paint withhighlydilutedindian inkor liquidwatercolor(also diluteitwith water) anda large brushin one direction. Make sure thedishdoes not move.Paintwith bigstrokesand leave the edgesa littlewhite. Let thisdry.
Part two: Divide the class intotwo groups. Group 1paints thebranch, group 2is going to print owls.
Branchpainting: Paint withindian inka branch withside brancheson the painted sheet.Remember thata branchbecomingthinner towards the end.Do not paint around the moon, butthrough it. Ifthe branchstands out too little against thegray background, outline the branches later with white chalk for abetter contrast.
Printing the owls: Group2 will start with the owls.Giveeach studenttwo pieces of styrofoam. Students have to press two differentowlsin the foam. Put some blockprintpainton aglass plate. Roll thepaint onthe piece offoam. Then placea sheet(rememberto write names on each sheet!) and rubwithflat handover it. Pulloffthepaper. Create several printsin different colorsandon differentkinds of paper. In this lesson we used whitepaper andbrownwrapping paper.
A studentwho has finishedprinting, takesplaceon thepainting tableand paints hisbranch. Studentswhohave completed thebranch, follow up with printing.
When the owls are dry (with block print this takes at least a day), they have to be cut leaving one millimeter space around. Use yellow chalk to draw a circle around the moon. Paste the owls on the branches.
Background of dilluted indian ink, branches outlined with white chalk pastel
Hundertwasser (1928-2000) was an Austrian artist and architect whois best knownforthecolourful buildingshe designed,built with attention tothe environment and nature. The buildingsofHundertwasserare veryrecognizable: straightlines are missing, thereisuse ofbright coloursandmany of his buildingshave typicalturrets. The influence of architect Gaudi is very obvious.
The paintingsofHundertwasserhave exuberantcolours tooand mainlyundulatinglines.
Show buildings ofHundertwasser on thedigitalboard.Discuss thesalient features: bright colours, undulatinglines. Then show somepaintingsand discuss the things that stand out:
•the useofsmall areasoutlined with black
•no straightlines, usually parallel lines •recurringspiralshapes •bright colours
Ask students what they think of by seeing those spirals. Probablythey see real lollipopsin them! Lollipop trees,that's what we're going to draw today! Demonstratethe drawing of aspiral, starting in the middle.
white drawing sheet 35 by 35 cm
black construction sheet
whitedrawing paper35 by35 cm
gold andsilvermarkers, wide and small
Stampthe white sheetwith spongeprintsin coloursyou likeand putthe workout to dry. Trace on black paperround shapes indifferent sizes. Draw spirals in them withgold orsilvermarkers. Fill the spacebetweenthelineswithpatternsin goldor silver and cut the circles. Create acompositionoflollipops onthe stamped sheetand paste them. Pulllines from the lollipops to the bottom ofthe sheet withblackoil pastel, thetrunks. Draw thetrunksthrough the circlesif necessary (overlap), to showdepth in the lollipop woods.
Before the lesson: ask two students to paint an A1 size sheet with brown tempera and a few yellow and red. This painted paper will be used for tearing branches and tree stumps by all students. Another A1 sheet should be painted in warm autumn colours; this sheet is used for cutting out leaves.
Each students draws an owl on linoleum. Cut the outlines, the wings, eyes and beak. Decorate with small patterns. Print the owl several times in two colours and leave them to dry.
Take a second lesson to finish the artwork. Tear stumps and branches from the brown painted paper and paste them on the grey sheet. Cut leaves from the autumn sheet. Cut the owls with a little edge (1 mm). Look for a great composition and paste everything.
I found this idea on Pinterest. It's origanally from a teacher from Estonia. Paint coloured stripes or circles at thetop ofa white sheet. Let dry.Drawcontoursof houses on a secondsheet of paperwith thinpencil lines. Ensureoverlap. 'Colour'these houseswith different patterns inblack marker. Don't outline the houses; thesurfacesshould be recognizableby the different patterns. Make therow of housesas wideasthe paintedsheet. Cuttherow of housesandpasteit onthe paintedpaper.
Make the sheet wet with a large brush. Drip a few drops ofinkon the sheetandspreadit by moving the sheet or by painting with the brush. Let dry. Paint some frogswith watercolourpaint.Use a pear as the basic form.Painterparts of frogs onthe edgesof the sheet.Stampwith astencil brush andsome greenand yellowtempara aquatic plantsin the water. Staple the art workon a colouredbackground.
Show artwork of Keith Haring (1958-1990) and talk about the characteristics of his work:
people are drawn as in cartoons
• dashes indicatemovement
Students drawfigures inKeithHaringstyle.The sheet mustbefilled completely and alsorotatably:thefiguresarenotall the same way,butarecrisscrossingthe drawing.Furthermore,alsofigures onthe edgeof the sheet, to make the drawing more exciting (what happens beyond the edges?) Allfigures have to be coloured with marker; choose just one colour.Outlinewith a blackfinelinerandthen addmotiondashes. Pasteworkonconstruction paperthatis the same colorasthe markercolour.
I saw this lesson first on Art Projects for kids as a lesson to celebrate a new year. This lesson can also be done at the start of a new school year: what do you expect of this new year? What do you want to learn? What sport would you like to practice and where will you spend you holiday?
Students draw a rectangle 1 cm from the edges. Divide this rectangle in several smaller ones. Draw things about a new year in school and colour with colour pencils.