Sunday, November 27, 2011

Textured Watercolour Painting

I had a conundrum one night.  I had painted a quick watercolour of my favourite island in Brazil (Florianopolis), but I hated the way the rocks turned out.  I had to figure out a way to fix and disguise them... so I decided to soak some rice paper in glue and create textures.  I liked the way it turned out and decided to try this technique with my students at school.  In addition, I masked out certain areas (which appear white).  It was simple but striking... I've posted my class's results below. 

Grade 11 Textured Watercolour Paintings (AVI3O-AVI3M)

What I love about my school and school board is that we include students of every ability and background in our classrooms.  My current grade 11 class is one of those groups, where we all teach each other and have a great amount of fun- because we all love art!  Click on the pictures below to see the textures close-up.

Grade 9-10 Stipple Architecture (AVI1O-AVI2O)

I thought I had lost these pictures, but they were backed up, whew!  It always amazes me to see the art that is created by students who have just learned most of their fine art skills- I'm always so proud of them!  I'm posting some of my favourites, from October.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grade 11 Culture Drawings (AVI3M, AVI3O)

These drawings were inspired by the work at Allen Smutylo's exhibit Wild Places Wild Hearts: Nomads of the Himalaya. The students found photographs of people from another culture that they liked, then found a pattern or piece of textile from that culture to create a background with.  Their final pieces were BIG and have not all photographed well- but you'll get the idea.  I have a few more to add soon. 

Grade 10 Conte Drawings (AVI2O)

The grade 10 students were asked to take a photograph and cut it up into four pieces to create a new composition.  Then, they used this design as the basis for their conte drawing.   *One more needs to be uploaded, it's being perfected :) 

Grade 9-10 Faces

Here they are!  This semester's batch of freshly drawn faces- enjoy!