Our most recently completed project continued the theme of abstract art. Students learned about a variety of different kinds of lines. After practicing drawing them, they used oil pastel to make more lines on watercolor paper. These lines were painted over with watercolor paint, which resisted the oil pastel since water and oil don't mix. Lastly, we made a decorative border of shapes!
Let's Hear it From the Students!
Describe your project for me. What is it? Why did you choose to make this?
I drew my scene outside because I love nature and a cicada is making music because I also like music. Then, I made a colorful recycling can because I love art. I also love my dog so I added my dog in the can.
What materials did you use? How did you make it?
I used colored pencil to color it and Sharpie too. But I used some markers to color the lake.
What did you enjoy about the project?
I enjoyed coloring this project and coming up with the idea of what to draw.
What was challenging?
Sharpie-ing the dog's nose was a challenge because the Sharpie spread and made a heart shape.
What did you discover about yourself or about art while making this project?
I discovered that I am better at drawing cartoony things and that I like making an ombre effect.