Welcome to Dream, Draw Create! This blog features art projects for children. These projects have been used in my classes. My lessons allow children to learn about all the elements and principles of art while striving to introduce them to many genres of art.
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I began the lesson by showing the students images of DuChamp's painting and we looked closely to see how movement was achieved. We noted the repetition of the figure in the painting. The monochromatic color scheme helped the students see the progression of the descending figure.
I then photographed the students in a action pose. The images were printed and the contour of the image was cut out. A variety of paper was set out for the students to choose from. They traced their image on at least three or four sheets of colored paper, cut them out, then arranged them on background paper to create a composition demonstrating the principle of movement. As you can see their work is very unique and if you knew them you would agree it reflects their personalities.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Some of my students chose to add the black outline before the wash was added while others chose to use the black for definition afterwards.
Since the children in this group are first grade through third grade students, the results show a wide range of skill sets.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Each one is so unique and different.
Since this project has become such a main stay with so many art teachers including myself, all that was needed to motivate them was to show them samples by other students from various sites on the web.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
These Egyptian sarcophagus's were created in collaboration with my grade 6 students unit on Egypt.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
I have a new computer after my PC broke back in the Fall. I now own a Mac and am learning how to use it. So far I love it.
These penguin paintings were done by my lower elementary students. At my montessori school I see a blended class of first, second and third graders. It can be challenging. These paintings helped reinforce some basic painting skills while reviewing shape and pattern. They were fun and light hearted and a nice way to celebrate winter.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
The black silhouetted owls on a tree branch added a touch of whimsy to this valuable lesson.