Monthly Archives: March 2013

Georgia O’Keefe – Evening Star

“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
– Georgia O’Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe is a famous American painter most known for her beautiful paintings of flowers. She also painted many other subject matter including: city scapes, landscapes of the South West and abstract nature pieces. We used her Evening Star as an inspiration for our piece.

 The students did a really good job…I think the late Ms. O’Keefe would be proud.

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This last shot is just an example of the amount of paint we poured….

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Cezanne and a Pear Still Life

  “With an apple I will astonish Paris.”

– Paul Cezanne

Paul Cezanne inspired our students to do a still life study with pears. We had beautiful ripe forelle pears for the students to observe and used old encyclopedia pages with yellow, orange and green liquid watercolours to create them.

We followed Cezanne’s examples and created a whimsical table to place them on. Take a look at how they turned out:

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Klimt Style Portraits

 “Art is a line around your thoughts.”

– Gustav Klimt

We were inspired by the beautiful portrait that Klimt created called, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1. It took the artist 3 years to complete the painting and has since become one of his most famous pieces.

The students created whimsical dresses and backgrounds in the style of Klimt with gel pens on black Artagain paper.

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Picasso Owl Prints

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

– Pablo Picasso

For this Picasso project we explored printmaking. During his career, Picasso explored many forms of printmaking including: engraving, etching, drypoint, aquatint, and linocut.

We used foam to carve out our own Picasso Owl’s and made our prints on encycolpedia pages. The students then added additional details with oil pastels.

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