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
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Friday, April 1, 2016
We discussed many different ideas and ways to create a mask as well as the cultural significance of masks in many cultures to get their imaginations running.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
I was really pleased at how well the students were able to draw their God or Goddess on the forms. I had spray painted them gold in preparation. Sharpies were used to color them in.
Friday, March 4, 2016
The students started by using the first letter of their first name and were asked to try and fill the space from top to bottom and side to side. Paints were brought out and base colors were laid down during week 1. Our topic during week two was how we could incorporate a color scheme to make our letters pop. Complimentary colors were reviewed as well as analogous color schemes. The students really benefitted from this discussion because although they had used many nice colors and patterns their paintings just were not working. By the end of the second class they had successfully cleaned up their painting techniques and incorporated what they had learned about color.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
We talked about shape, organic verses geometric. We looked at the patterns on the corn. We admired the wonderful toned down color palette.
We began by drawing the elongated oval shape of the corn. We added vertical lines with black crayon then horizontal lines. We painted in the newly created pattern with tones of red, orange, yellow, green and brown.
The husks were the last detail to be painted.
At the end of the lesson I introduced them to the story of the "Three Sisters" corn, green beans and squash.
All the students were successful with this lesson which covered one forty minute art class.