Congratulations to all who took place on the Easter Art Camp, great work once more completed.  The following are images of the work completed, Not all of the drawing are on display, if your drawing or painting is not included it is not any reflection on your work,  regards. Carmel

Day 1, Drawing

We started off working with tone, using black and white chalk pastels.  I used an elephant as the subject matter for the first drawing, here the students learned how to scale a drawing up and the basic elements of how to create tone.

  • The human eye is immediately drawn to a light element against a dark element. This creates, the focal point of interest, the lighter tones brings the drawing closer while the darker tones pushes the drawing away .
  • To create the illusion of depth, gradations of tone are also used.
  • Areas of light and dark give a three-dimensional  illusion of form to subject matter.
  • Our next project was a coloured pastel chalk drawing, using the Easter Bunny as our main project.  Here the students once more learned how to scale the drawing using the eye as the unit of scale and how to use colour to create tone.
  • Our final project for the day was how to draw a portrait.  Portraiture is a very important aspect in learning how to draw as it is very evident if the portrait is not correct and the students learn skin tone, how to draw the eyes, nose and mouth, and how the majority of  peoples faces are symmetrical.
  • Day Two – Painting
  • For this project the students learned how to draw an Ostrich first than how to paint three Ostrich’s.
  • Once again the students are learning how to scale drawings and how to drag the colour to create tone, using a flicking motion with either their paint brushes or chalks.
  • Day 3 – Clay
  • For this project the students learned how to model clay into the shape of an Elephant, as we already used the elephant for our drawing subject it seemed a good idea for the students to learn how to model a clay elephant.  I also showed them examples of different types of air drying clay and how they all had different properties, i.e. hardness, easier to model with, etc, and informed them on how to make their own clay at home with flower and wood glue. .
  • Day 4, Drawing
  • I do not dictate as to what the students create during the day, I will show them images of different drawings, paintings or clay models.  Why the students picked drawing again is that they saw an image of a cat looking through a wooden structure and they wanted to learn how to draw the cat.  This was a good project as it had very nice black and white tones and they had to learn how to draw a cat’s face using scale.
  • Day 5 – Spray painting
  • The students love to Spray Paint.  For this project the students spray painted their backgrounds on the previous day so we were ready to paint in a Fox on Friday.  The fox was a good subject as the students had to scale the drawing to fit on the canvas and they had to use tone to create the fox’s fur.  They also learned how to paint fur using a flicking motion with a small paintbrush.

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