Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chalk Pastel Birds Grade 7

We went big on this project, 20" x 24" charcoal paper. You can say it was like a mini dust storm in the art room. I was going through a drawer of supplemental materials I inherited several years ago and came across a stack of bird photographs. I prefer live drawing but you can't really get that from birds so the photos were put to use.

We looked a couple of neo-expressionist artist such as Carlos Almaraz to get a feel for how they use line and color to create energy in their work. Blending of 2-3 colors was expected. The background was their own choice as most went with a more natural surrounding.

If I haven't already mentioned this I love my grade 7 class, they will try anything and as a teacher that is really all we ask for.

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