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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.

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Britto inspired Fall art work

I didn't want Fall to end without posting these beautiful pieces of art work by my fourth, fifth and sixth grade students.  They were each so unique and original in their interpretation of Romero Britto's work.  There are many YouTube videos to choose from when presenting the work of this Brazilian born Pop artist.  It was a good starting point for the students to see and hear Britto speak about his work.
From there the students chose a Halloween or Fall themed subject for their piece.  Their ideas were sketched on white drawing paper with chalk.  Pumpkins, witches hats and cats were the most popular themes for this lesson.  They became the focal point of the piece.  The students then broke up the space by creating lines going in various directions such as vertical, horizontal and diagonal.  Attention was paid to size and scale of the the new shapes created by the lines.  Once this step was complete it was time to paint the new spaces created.  A palette of toned down paints were used to give an overall feeling of Fall.  The following week pattern was discussed and the students added a variety of dots, spirals or wavy lines to their design. The final step was to use black paint to go over their original chalk drawing.

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