PAINTING WITH TREES

 New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett

New York City of Trees by Benjamin Swett

In this lesson, students learned how to use different sized paint brushes while exploring the different marks that can be made with each brush size. The class began by creating a collaborative forest, where each student painted one part of a tree and then switched to a different tree to added details onto an existing painting. Once students had practiced using brushes, they moved on to making their own paintings of a tree. Students worked from photographs in the book "New York City of Trees" by Benjamin Swett. 

STUDENT ARTWORK

Saturday Art School: Adventures in Art Age 7


GEOMETRIC PRINTING

 Artwork by Andy Gilmore

Artwork by Andy Gilmore

In this lesson, students learned about artists who use geometric shapes in their artwork (example on left). Students practiced making four compositions using only one shape that repeats and connects. A challenge in this lesson was to fill the entire space using only one type of geometric shape. Students later chose two drawings to create two Styrofoam plates using ballpoint pens. In this lesson, students learned new vocabulary about printmaking techniques as well as the elements and principles of art and design. 

 

STUDENT ARTWORK

Saturday Art School: Drawing Painting and Printmaking Ages 9-12