Showing posts with label texture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label texture. Show all posts

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Painting Lesson Using Texture


Art Lessons with Texture are one some of my favorite to teach and create. They are always a big hit with the students; they are messy and a new experience for most. Here's a simple art lesson idea that combines texture and color to make great abstract art.


I always use modeling paste, but it can be fairly expensive. Joint compound and paintable caulking will also work as a less expensive option. Spread paste on a board or hardboard canvas like you were icing a cake. I had all sorts of stamps, lids, bubble wrap, etc., available to make designs and imprints into the paste. Divide board into sections, if you want, and do each section a different texture. Let dry completely-usually takes about 48 hours.


This is also a great lesson to introduce the color wheel and discuss some basic color theory.


Have students decide on a color scheme for their painting.



It's hard to tell in this picture, but after the paint dried, we used metallic paint and dry brushed over the top. It really makes the texture "pop". 


This is a great way to make some cool art for your home too. I did a post awhile back on Easy Art to Create For Your Home; it's so easy and inexpensive to make your own art as decor!

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Proverbs 31 Mixed Media Art



Psalm 31:10-31
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She sets about her work vigorously;
her arms are strong for her tasks.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable,
and her lamp does not go out at night.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff
and grasps the spindle with her fingers.
20 She opens her arms to the poor
and extends her hands to the needy.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
for all of them are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for her bed;
she is clothed in fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate,
where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
and supplies the merchants with sashes.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.
26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


I love incorporating scripture into my own art, so I thought a mixed media lesson on the Proverbs 31 woman and fashion in art would be a fun project for girls. I did this in my older and more advanced home school class.


First I had students paint a hard board canvas with a base color and let it dry in front of the fan. While the painting was drying, we talked about the Proverbs 31 Woman and art and fashion. When the boards were dry I had the girls cover it with modeling paste that they had tinted with a contrasting color of acrylic paint. Then they wrote their favorite part of this scripture, or another one of their favorite sayings into the paste. The contrasting paint below will make the words show up. Then they added in accents of scrap paper into the paste.


Our next class session, after the paste was dry, they painted their designs.


I had camera issues this day so unfortunately I didn't get many pictures of the finished projects, but they turned out really cute and the girls loved designing their outfits.


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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Potato Stamping


This is one of my favorite projects that I do with my younger students to introduce stamping and texture techniques. I always do it in the spring around mother's day and the students' can't wait to surprise their mom's with a family portrait.


You will need a canvas hard board. Acrylic paints. Potatoes. Oil Pastels. Sea Sponges.


First we use sea sponges to make a neutral but textured background. I used a sky blue, and darker blue and white and had them dab on in layers with the sea sponges. Let this dry. Usually I will do this step at the end of our previous class so they will be dry and ready to stamp next class session.


Pre mix skin toned acrylic paint and put on paper plates for stamping. Cut your potatoes in different sizes depending on your age ranges for the students siblings.


Tip: Remind students to leave room for part of their bodies and also enough room
up top for their hair. Stamp your heads on with the potatoes, using smaller ones
for the younger children in the family.


When the skin paint dries, have students use oil pastels to draw arms, clothes, hair and facial features. Also, student may want to draw a frame around the outside edge, or sometimes I will have the students stamp a frame. When finished, these are always favorites of both the parents and students!



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sun setting on summer


With the cool, crisp air making a surprise visit every now and then, I thought this lesson was a great way to say farewell to summer. I was inspired for this lesson my one of my favorite art lesson girls over at Mary Making. Here's my adaptation to Mary's lesson, Sailboat Collage.



First one hour session: Students used a 9 x 12 canvas board and acrylic paint with texture tool for the background. Lesson objective possibilities are introduction to landscape/horizon line, warm and cool colors, color mixing and texture. I focused mostly on landscapes and warm vs. cool colors. While paint was drying we pulled out some paper in various textures; some handmade, regular, watercolor, etc. We used liquid watercolors to mix and experiment. I put out different sized watercolor brushes, fresh water and spray bottles with a water/rubbing alcohol mix. Students absolutely loved this process.


Second one hour session: Decoupage glue and gold metallic watercolor liquid paint for accents. Students used painted paper and pre-cut stencil shapes and traced their boat parts, added gold highlights, and then after a quick drying time in front of a fan, glued together the collages. Lesson objective possibilities are introduction to watercolor, papers and mediums, collage, fine motor skills. These beautiful masterpieces were all done by 8 year old boys!




Friday, April 2, 2010


There are a ton of great lessons out there inspired by artist Wayne Thiebaud. This lesson focuses on texture and form.


We used canvas panels, modeling paste and acrylic paints. Starting off was actually like icing a cake. The kids had a blast working with the modeling paste to create their texture.


We used one hour long session to talk about the artist himself, his style of art, and his color palette. We practiced drawing forms and then sketched out our selected pastries and treats. Lastly we spread on our paste to the canvas panels and drew in our design with palette knives. This needs to dry for about 24 hours before it can be painted. The second one hour session was spent painting our treats! For best results, paint a base coat first or use a primer.


Don't they look delicious?





Monday, December 21, 2009

Aluminum Embossed Christmas Ornaments



Back in the fall, I posted a project on my other blog, www.callingallsleepyhead.blogspot.com , called fall leaves using the Art Emboss Aluminum sheets for the first time. I tried using these again with my kiddos at home today to make some fun ornaments. They were really easy and turned out great. Click HERE to see the post on how I did them and how they turned out. These could be used to do a lesson on shapes, texture or color theory. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!!! I'm going to take a break from posting for the holidays so I can enjoy some time with my family-I hope you get time to enjoy yours. I'll see you in January with a bunch of fun, new projects!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mixed Media Snowmen




We are supposed to be getting some cold weather this week so I thought I'd get everyone in the mood with a snowman project. Also, I made a new blog friend over at MaryMaking, and her cute snowman post reminded me of this project I did with my art class last winter. I wish I could find more of the pictures of all the cute snowmen the kids made-they were so fun and creative. I'm still trying to organize pictures, so maybe I'll run across them. These take 2-one hour class sessions and are painted on a canvas panel. After painting the canvas a sky blue color, I had the students make the snowmen and ground snow out of modeling paste-it gives great dimension. The modeling paste will have to dry so this is all done the first class, along with some of the embellishments. Next class, we painted the snowmen, added highlights and shadows, and glued on all the embellishments like real stick arms, fabric scarves, and real buttons. The carrot noses were made from model magic clay and painted (created the first class). Last, we added sparkle paint to the snow to give it a nice shimmer. In this lesson I teach about texture and mixed media art.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Van Gogh Clay Plaques



Here's another great lesson that I got from Dick Blick Lesson Plans online. I've done this project with students(ages 2-6th grade) several times and I always get great results. It's a great lesson to introduce Vincent Van Gogh and landscapes, basic clay and painting techniques and texture.


The above pictures are actual photos of Vincent Van Gogh's work-I show several of his landscapes to the students and let them pic their favorite to create. I'll let the pics explain and you can refer to the lesson plan on Dick Blick for more details. One tip is that I do encourage them to work on one small section of the picture at a time.





I thought their art turned out amazing!



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