Wednesday, February 22, 2012

More Monkey Business

I did this lesson over the holidays and loved the diverse results. It presents a few challenges to the artists. With just five acrylic colors, one paint brush and no water, the children created their painted background with no rules other than reminding them that this was to be a Pop Art piece with bright ( rather than brown or muddy colors.) They quickly learned that orange and blue weren't the best combo for this project. Fortunately, acrylic is fast drying and forgiving in that way. Once dry, they followed a loose direct line drawing lesson with charcoal to create their chimp. I like the fun, quirky and spontaneous qualities in their pieces. (artwork by 9-10 yr olds)

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