Line and shape designs
Draw around the shape of a ROCK!
Draw more lines. Extend lines, vary lines, overlap lines.
Connect lines to make shapes, overlap shapes.
We read Beautiful Oops! by Barney Salzburg – a story that shows tears, spills, and ink blots transformed into something new.
Then, children picked pieces of white drawing paper sprinkled with random black ink spots. They drew lines and shapes with black ink pens to express their personal ideas.
The longest line
Draw the longest line…
try not to cross over.
On the wall outside the art room,
connect your line to a classmates’ line.
What is a line?
Who invented lines?
How do artists use lines?
What different kinds of lines you see?
How do lines and shapes make pictures?
How do pictures tell stories?
Would there be written alphabets if there were no lines or shapes?
Click on the link above to read a brief summary from Creative and Mental Growth by Viktor Lowenfeld, Macmillan Co., New York, 1947.
We watched parts of Cave Art in the Tropics (click link in post below) to see the cave paintings in Indonesia that were made about the same time as the cave paintings in Europe.
After talking, we used our own hands as a starting point, and drew, colored and painted to express our thinking and ideas.
Grades 1, 2
Paul Klee (Swiss). Castle and Sun. Oil on canvas. 1928
What is going on in this picture?
What do you see that makes you say that?
“A city; houses with the lights off; a castle with a waterfall and moon; a little country; space – the planets are yellow; a place for skateboards and roller skating; a party truck; the whole world with oceans, continents, fields and a moon..
Draw and color a building using geometric shapes.
Build a structure with unit blocks.
Waterfall of Brushstrokes
Seen at Park Stream
Mixed Media Mural 8′ x10′
Moore’s Branch Stream flows through the campus of Park School to Lake Roland.
Lake Roland flows into The Jones Falls.
The Jones Falls flows into The Patapsco River (Baltimore’s Inner Harbor).
The Patapsco River flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
The health of our little stream affects the health of the Chesapeake Bay.
When we take care of our stream, we are taking care of the Chesapeake Bay
– the largest estuary in the United States.
Second Grade Theme Study
In our final week, we looked at some of the sketched story boards for Kiki, made mini accordion books and drew in them. We watched part of the film, Kiki’s Delivery Service directed by Hayao Miyazaki, Japan’s great animator and director.
Many of Miyazaki’s beautiful animations are drawn and painted by hand. Some of his other compelling films are My Neighbor Totoro, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away. To learn more about Miyazaki, click on www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/miyazaki
*Tableau – a group of characters representing a scene from a story
To be displayed at The Park School Art Show 2013
What: Art inspired by… relating to… about… Fairy Tales and Stories
Where: Richman Art Gallery
Consider how the following will aid in telling your story:
Names of the characters
Location / environment
Time of day
What is about to happen?