with clay - eyes open
a piece of clay and make it into a ball.
If you close
your hand around the ball, it should fit comfortably.
the ball in one hand, with the thumb of the other hand, push down
the middle of the ball. Stop
at the desired thickness of your finished pot.
the thumb on the inside wall of the pot, and the rest of the
fingers on the outside wall of the pot, pinch all around the wall
until the thickness is even all around and the same as the bottom.
with clay - eyes closed
all the directions for "eye open", except do it with
your eyes closed.
form pinch pot
is basically a pinch pot in any shape you like.
from your childhood
of five things from your childhood home.
on one area of each thing and draw just that area.
of the four elements - Earth, water, wind & fire
class into four groups.
a large amount of variety in art material, like tissue paper,
construction paper, crayons, paint, beads, feather, tree
barks, and other natural materials.
The more the better.
an element to each group.
members collaborate to make a representation of their assigned
take turn presenting their product to the rest of class.
They can incorporate dance, song, or poems.
element did you relate to and why.
Charcoal enlarged drawings
items from the natural environment, such as pine cones,
flowers, branches, leaves, seeds, vegetables, fruits, etc.
large sheets of newsprint on the wall, place items within easy
viewing as you proceed to illustrate it.
Charcoal can be broken easily into smaller pieces for better
large full arm movements, illustrate your natural item by
enlarging it on the newsprint.
another piece by using both right and left hands at the same
time to illustrate something like a fern.
with a piece of cardboard approximately 18"x18", you
will be making a relief by building upwards with crumbled
newspaper, smaller pieces of cardboard, and whatever other
material you want.
these upward materials in place with masking tape.
the whole piece with gesso (like a white primer).
it dries, paint it with tempera paint of any color, follow the
contour of the relief.
any object of interesting form in a brown paper bag.
one hand into the bag. Without
looking, draw the outline of the hidden object as you feel the
contour with your hand.
watercolor, think of the colors of the ocean as you listen to
soothing music. Paint
four pictures of the colors you see in your memory.
writing: How did you
feel about the process.
Art - Creature
a stack of construction paper, all variety of colors.
each student choose a piece of construction paper and have
him/her tear it into any shape or form.
class into groups of four or five.
each group form a creature with all their torn out pieces of
paper. Glue it together once they finalize their design.
group decide on the following: name of their creature, where
their creature lives, what the creature eats and what does
their creature do that's unique about it.
Art - Still-life
in a chair and place fruits in a platter on it.
paper that's been painted with India Ink and dried overnight,
to tear out and make the Still-life picture.
Using India ink, water and paper, create three shades of
black, very light, medium, and dark.
Dilute Indian Ink with water to make it lighter color
before painting paper. Let
the paper dry overnight before using.
This is an exercise in shading.
From light to dark.
a tree from your past
of a tree you pass by regularly in your past.
your eyes and visualize this tree.
soft drawing pencil and newsprint, draw this tree that you see
in your memory.
a chart with six columns and as many rows as you want.
the columns on the top with the following parts of speech or
other helpful words to enrich sentence writing:
Article, adjective, adjective, noun, verb, adverb, and
students famous paintings, have them describe the painting by
giving you a word for each of the column categories.
Then have them write the finished sentence.
help students with the writing trait of word choice and to
appreciate fine art more, do
this exercise as many times as you'd like.
is art from the Middle Ages , used to make books more ornate.
is a picture drawn inside the shape of a letter that begins with
that letter. Framed by a decorated border.
letter "L" for lines is drawn with lines inside the
border should be decorated with designs of your liking.
It all should be colored.
a shoe box and a variety of art materials, design a setting.
one student sit as the model sideways.
looking down on their actual drawing or their hands, another
student will draw the contour line of the model's face.
hand should draw the face slowly as his/her eyes are looking
slowly at the contour line of the model's face.
will sometimes be surprising and humorous!
a view finder
a heavy weight paper, make a square template large enough to
fit the object you want to draw inside the borders.
the center out, leaving enough border to fit your object.
This is your view finder.
It is used to help you draw more accurately.
space outside of your object is called NEGATIVE SPACE.
The space your object occupies is called POSITIVE
SPACE. Your can either draw the positive space first or the negative
space on your paper.