Our Elementary Art students created their own versions of ceramic houses.
We had so much fun creating these ceramic houses with our Teen Class.
I love this project because it combined fun with practicing artistic skills. Keep reading to see a step-by-step overview of how to complete this project as well as see the finished results!
We spent a little time in class learning about color wheels.
For this lesson, we will apply color to our value underpaintings.
In applying color, we want to think about Atmospheric Perspective as explained in John Carlson’s Guide to Landscape painting.
A coherent landscape painting is an arrangement of 3 – 4 large masses in a simple four-step value scale.
Observational Charcoal Drawing is one of the best ways to improve your accuracy and add to your understanding of value.
I enjoyed sharing my love of pastels with the Teen and Adult students this week.
I started each class with a demonstration.
The Elementary Art class had a great time learning how to draw birds.
Composition is the design of your painting. In the end, it is another tool you can use to convey your ideas. I was working with an art instructor once who told me to make sure that my dominant vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines all meet at my focal point. That is composition in its simplest form. And I am a firm believer in following your instincts, but the following is some information on the technical side of the composition. DaVinci was a firm believer in the math behind the composition, and who am I to question DaVinci?