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, 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.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
We talked about creating a gently curved line to represent a rolling hill like the ones we saw in the paintings. I instructed the students to begin at one side of the paper and draw an imaginary line across the paper to the other side of the paper. Once the students were comfortable with their imaginary line they could pick up their black crayon and draw a real line. Next we put our finger on the newly created line somewhere close to the center but not at the far edge of the line. We then repeated drawing another curved line to represent our next hill. This step was once again repeated. The students drew the sun either rising, setting or shining bright in the sky.
Tempra cakes were used to paint. We tend to always start with yellow as it gets dirty so quickly. From there the students mixed shades of green directly on their papers.
The results were awesome and the students felt satisfied and happy.