Monthly Archives: October 2012

Caspar Friedrich and a Moody Sky

“I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature.”

Caspar Friedrich

Our grade 1 -3 class learned about the artist, Caspar Friedrich, a German landscape painter. He is most famous for his work featuring contemplative figures silhouetted against a night sky.

The students created a moody night sky by blending their colours right on their canvas and finished the piece with an inukshuk.

I really love the colours and the contrast…

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Getting Tangled with Zentangles

“Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.”

– John W. Gardiner

Zentangles filled our classroom and inspired our Grade 4 Р6 group to create  abstract landscapes.

The term zentangle is used to describe a way of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.

For this project we used permanent pens and reassured our students that there was no need for an eraser.

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Line Drawings inspired by Picasso

“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Pablo Picasso

Picasso was our inspiration with our Grade 1 – 3 group at Humbercrest Public School this week.

We started with a brief overview of his career and then focussed on his line drawings. Picasso had such a talent for reducing an animal or person down to their very essence in a simple line drawing. The kids really enjoyed looking at the examples and trying their own owl line drawing. We also touched on warm and cool colours and divided our students up into a ‘cool’ colour group and a ‘warm’ colour group.

Take a look at their efforts:







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