Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fall Silhouettes

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Our focus for this class was on silhouettes. We learned that a silhouette is the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject.

I love how the sunset background for our fall landscapes turned out. Students learned how to create an even watercolor wash for their sunsets and practised their tree painting skills with a variety of brushes. Lastly we added fall foliage to the piece with a fan brush.

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Halloween Owls – Inspired by Picasso

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

– Pablo Picasso

Our project today was inspired by the artist, Pablo Picasso. Known as one of the greatest and most influential artists of our time we explored his long and varied career. We focussed in on his love of owls and showed the students photographs of Picasso with his pet owls.

Our classes were filled with colourful drawings and students were able to make many of their own creative decisions.

Our older students were also inspired by Picasso’s owls and created the ones below:

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And a Halloween drawing from our student Jack, well done!

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