Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Laurel Burch Cat Faces

There are a number of wonderful Laurel Burch projects out there on the blogs. She has a great style for kids to enjoy and mimic since her art is so colorful, graphic and bold.

For this project, we are going to focus on the cat face. After following a simple direct line drawing lesson, the children will adorn their cat with a their choice of a variety of simple graphic shapes: stripes, swirls, triangles ect..all with oil pastel. As always, I will encourage the children to press hard with their oil pastels as it really makes the drawing POP! My daughter did this piece which takes on an almost Mexican Aztec art feel. For the final touch, simple geometric shapes are cut from solid color scrapbook paper or construction paper and glued to a black posterboard background.

Laurel Burch is always a favorite amongst the children and I'm really looking forward to many beautiful inspirations to post in the next few weeks.

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