Congratulations to all who participated at the Easter Art Camp, once more great work was created. These camps are suitable for children from 6 years of age to 12 years of age and run from 9am till 12 noon, Monday to Friday during the Halloween, Easter and Summer Holidays. If there is not an image of you and your work sorry, you must have run out the door without getting a photo taken.
Day One, Drawing tone and breaking the images into easy shapes.
We started off with a tonal black and white drawing of a dog. Tone is one of the most important aspects in all drawing and painting and it is incredibly important for the students to understand tone. Tone creates perspective in the drawing or painting, dark tones pushing the drawing in and the light tones bringing the drawing out. The students also learn how to break down the drawing into easy shapes, such as triangles, rectangles, circles and ovals.
The next lesson was how to paint a deer and a squirrel in a landscape. There the students learned how to break the animals into shapes and how to break the landscape into Foreground, Mid ground, and Background. How to paint deciduous trees and grass with a fan brush
Day two – How to paint a Seascape with a rolling wave.
For this lesson the students learned how to paint a beginners Seascape, how to turn a wave, how to paint the sand and how to paint the sky.
Day three – How to paint a landscape with a Deer.
For this lesson the students learned how to create a disappearing point using a road as the subject. How to paint trees using a pallet knife and how to paint the trees using perspective. How to paint a sky using tone and how to paint grass and shrubs. Finally for the foreground how to paint a path and some students put in a Deer.
Day Four – How to paint a portrait of themselves.
The Portrait is the most important area in art, as it contains all aspects of painting and drawing, tone, perspective and form. I believe it is extremely important for students to learn how to create a portrait so this area is always included in any art camp that I run and in the weekly art classes.
Day Five – Clay Modelling
The students love Clay modelling, and I believe it is a great way for the students to learn form.
The Summer Art Camps will be running all of July and for the two mid weeks in August. Please contact me for more information at 086 8207370.