|By Dora (Year 2)|
Lesson Background:Last week my class made some beautiful cat drawings: http://mrsbakersartclass.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/soft-pastel-cats.html
As one of many dog lovers in the class, I felt we should "even the score" by doing some dog drawings this week! While searching the Internet some time last year I had found the delightful dog artworks of New York artist, Linda Cheng (http://www.linda-cheng.com/) and had stored them away for a future art lesson idea. This is what I used for inspiration for these artworks this week...
1-3 sheet A4 art paper per child
coloured progresso pencils
coloured backing paper
1 lead pencil per child
images of Linda Cheng's dog artworks
1. We looked at the life and art of Linda Cheng. We discussed her style and how and why she uses dogs as subjects in her artworks.
2. I demonstrated how to draw the basic outline of 3 of Linda Cheng's dogs in a step-by-step manner, with the children following along to create their own 3 dog drawings. They were encouraged to change the drawings a little to make the dog their own.
3. I showed the students how to press firmly and colour properly in order to get thick, vibrant, neat colouring with the progresso pencils.
4. The students chose their best 1 or 2 dog drawings and coloured them with the progresso pencils.
5. The artworks were then outlined with black permanent marker to make them stand out.
6. The artworks were backed onto coloured backing paper.
|By Dhiren (Year 2)|
|By Jeff (Year 1)|
|By Eve (Year 1)|
|By Paige (Year 1)|
|By Jackson (Year 2)|
|By Marlo (Year 2)|
|By Eloise (Year 2)|
|By Charlie (Year 2)|
|By Sebaga (Year 2)|
|some of 1/2B's dog artworks|