Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fauvist Animals

International Academy students created these colorful Fauve style animal paintings. Students began by finding images of animals and creating sketches. The drawings were then outlined with a black glue to create a strong and bold border. We learned about the Fauve style and how the artists used bright colors to express emotions and feelings. Students then used bright colors with watercolor paint to capture that bold Fauvist style.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Flower Still Life

Students in grades 1-3 created these vibrant watercolor still-lifes. We began by drawing in pencil a vase of flowers. I showed the students how to draw realistically and how to place the still-life on the page to properly use the space. These were then outlined with black crayon before we painted. Students did a great job with the painting just in time for spring!